The words rocked me to my core, right there in the middle of the home section of Target.
It’s not the same. It isn’t real.
In this house, you say goodbye when you leave.
It was one of the best and most timely things I ever gave her.
It’s about making your kids happy even when you don’t remember the meaning of the word. It’s about putting the smile on their faces that you wish you could put on your own.
You’ll have to forgive me if all of this is still a bit raw.
I may not have “gotten” it, but friends don’t need to “get” it. They just need to show you support. I hadn’t shown him support and it hurt to realize it.
Some loved ones are gone because they’re in a better place now. Others are gone because I am.
In my head, I was forever 21 and reaching middle age just didn’t seem to fit with my persona.
His death doesn’t feel like part of some lesson. It just feels unfair.