Wrong time to go

Long lost and recently found classmate sent me her New Years wishes:
Happy New Year to you and your family. Mine started off crappy – my Mom died on 12/31.
I was thinking about this on my way from St.Louis. When your parent dies it’s never a good day, but when your parent dies on a holiday, that holiday dies for you with the deceased. I am not sure if my classmate will ever be able to enjoy New Year’s Holiday as much and that’s not fair.
So here is to not screwing up our kids’ lives more than we already do.