You may have had someone who has crossed over-whether animal or person–in the past years. And on that anniversary date, although you may be involved and busy, not thinking at all of what is going on or about that date, a part of you will remember. Last year around this time, our Miss Lucy got very sick. We are slowly approaching the actual date. I found myself crying and angry out of nowhere and then I realized what was occurring only after checking the calendar and looking at old e-mails. And even though our Lucy is back with us in new form, I still feel the trauma of her passing. These are all normal thoughts–what could I have done? I remember how she suffered. It is as if all the little threads of grief that were never healed come up for just that reason. Be kind to yourself and smooth over those rough edges.