This Is Us

Next week is a week full of triggers. It’s not just the fact that Halloween is coming which if you knew mom she was the Queen of Halloween.

Tuesday is the season premiere of This Is Us which feels very triggering for me. Sure I’m going to miss watching the show with mom. We watched it every Tuesday together and if we didn’t watch it together we would text about it. But starting a show without her is nothing new. I have had to go through three housewife franchise seasons without her.

But This Is Us is different because I can remember vividly the night we watched the season finale together. It was March 24th and I know this because that was the last solo text exchange we ever had. That was the last night she was ever in the first floor of her beautiful home. That was the night that I knew it was the last time we would we would ever watch this show together. And with the exception of some New Amsterdam reruns while she laid in bed that was the last time we ever watched TV together.

And this may sound crazy to focus so much about watching TV with someone. But it was one of OUR things. Something that simply can’t be replaced. The bond we had of over analyzing fictional characters and housewives. It was our fun and way we would escape from our own reality and honestly I miss it a lot.

2 thoughts on “This Is Us

  1. Patti Sottosanti says:

    Ashley,
    As always I so enjoy reading your posts. I read your last one and meant to comment and then totally forgot. Old age is catching up to me lol. I remember over the last few years seeing many pics between you, Lexi and your dad of your Halloween decorations. They were/are awesome!! Just one more great memory for you to have about her!

    It’s really funny because our families have not connected since baseball, and yet I feel I know you all so well because of your blogging. You’ve gotten so many gifts from your mom, that is very evident, and probably one of the biggest is the capability to show your emotions. Keep on journaling/blogging since it is a great way to remember her. Also when your son is old enough to read them & comprehend what his grandma had to endure, he will cherish your stories. You have your own personal version of “This is Us!” Your life!
    BTW I also watch the show and love it!! So so good!!
    Huge hugs to you!! Prayers for you & your whole family’s health too!
    Love,
    Patti

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    • aburtsch says:

      Thank you so much!! And thank you for always giving the most thoughtful responses to my posts over the years. It really means so much to me! I hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe through the pandemic and that you all have a nice Halloween! 💜

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