The early weeks of this year have reminded me of the early weeks of 2009.
Obama had his Inauguration when he first came into office in January of that year. Now Trump had his Inauguration this year.
Seeing it unfold on the television last month reminded me of watching it at 19-years-old in 2009. It was the first time I had been legally able to participate in the process of voting in a Presidential election. I was at my grandmother's house with her watching the Inauguration on t.v. Some of my friends were in D.C. to be there in person, since we only lived a couple hours away in Virginia.
Then, the Super Bowl came on this month.
I remember in 2009 the Super Bowl came on just a few days before my abortion.
Similarly occurring events now trigger memories. I was telling my sister-in-law that these memories are not painful, they just are. They just need processing. They make me thing how crazy it is that 8 years have now passed. 8 years of the President who was in office when both of my babies were on this Earth. Now we have a new President and time keeps marching, reminding me of it all.