I’m watching the “Goodbye” episode of 8 Simple Rules right now.
It’s the most accurate and un-fluffy and true-to-life portrayal of a death in the family that I’ve ever seen. From the way the news was delivered, to moving through the memorial, to trying to accept it and imagine that your life might move on, and how a family can come together in the most uncharacteristic ways at that time.
Safe to say, I’m an absolute wreck. I don’t think I’ve cried this hard since the same thing happened in my family a couple years ago (a cousin, if anyone’s curious). This show is so well done, that I feel like I’m living it all over again.
So thank you to the writers and producers and actors that delivered this lovely tribute.
And pass the kleenex.