I write about grief so much it annoys me….but here we go again!
I hit a milestone yesterday. It was the first time since the passing of my father, that my heart broke for someone else. You know, there is something about the bond between a daddy and a daughter and I was devastated when I lost my dad in my 30’s. But yesterday, a longtime friend of Sissey et al. lost her father and she’s 10.
I cannot fathom not having him there at my graduations, my wedding, the births of my children (in the waiting room). But this larger than life father now has the best seat in the house, but it’s not the same.
This isn’t the way it should be. There are two young, school aged children who have to begin a long, complicated, and confusing grieving process that no child should ever have to endure. And so my heart breaks for them.
Today I was shopping on the left. But two years ago I was shopping on the right.
I used our wedding china for the first time that Father’s Day. I don’t know what prompted me to do that but for some oddball reason I’m so glad I did. As if that Father’s Day meal served on wedding china was my closure I didn’t get.
I only had a month left with him that Father’s Day and no one knew. Not even him. I was so in consolable during his services that I think all people knew what to say to me was, “I guess you really just never know.” God I got sick of hearing it. Because, I lived my moment with that damn china.
You did this to her. This innocent (now) 10 year old who saw you as 9 foot tall and bullet proof sat out in the car while her mommy found your body.
The darkness that follows grief is scary and vast….so very vast. The very first thing that hit me was, “I can’t fix him. I’m a nurse and I’ve saved so many. But I can’t now.”
It is final. That’s what hurts. It can’t be changed no matter how bad I want to change it, no matter how hard I work, or beg, or cry, or pay. I can’t change it.
He’s gone. Almost 3 years now and it does get better. Believe me, this IS better.
I’m getting my flu shot tomorrow so naturally I have body aches and a low grade fever (no thermometer, I only assume).
So that’s legit, right? Nurses do indeed make the worst patients.
Some people killed some people.
Some people who shared similarities with the people who were killed got mad that those people were killed because it really seemed senseless.
And then it happened again.
And you see where this is going. Well each time this happened, the people who shared those similarities got mad.
Duh. Of course. Their similarities made then different from the people who shot the gun who killed the people, but it didn’t make them ‘bad’.
DIFFERENT DOESN’T = BAD
And they got scared. Because if they shared those similarities….could they be next? Is it just a case of wrong place, wrong time? It needs to stop. How do we stop it? We ALL know it needs to stop!
But when it comes to these police officer shootings, perhaps the media shouldn’t be looking to black community to see how they are going to fix this problem. This is a primarily white person problem. (I know the office in Minnesota was of Asian descent, but that is an outlier.)
WE need to fix this. It’s not up to the black community to educate us. To stop us.
Just like it isn’t up to the LGBT community to educate us.
Just like it wasn’t up to children of Sandy Hook to educate us.
Media-focus your camera here, to see what we are going to do, what I am going to do. And not on the grieving black community.
Alright kids. I’m going to give it to you straight. You’re right, The Dab is not a sneeze. But it’s close to a sneeze. Us moms out there who are also nurses, strongly suggested the rappers in the ATL (I’m immensly cool for using that abbreviation correctly) via mind control to created this style of dance as a way of making hygenic sneezing cool again.
So go ahead kids, Dab away….Particularly durin cold and flu season.
- Everyone on Facebook was as happy as they portray themselves to be?
- We decided to be happy for them instead of judging them and assuming they are misleading us?
- People didn’t have to worry about sounding too braggy, too happy, too boastful, too jilted, too angry before they push send. Every. Single. Time.
- I don’t feel like reading your ‘10 Annoying Posts That Need to Stop, Like Now‘ list you posted?
Just stop it people. The grass isn’t always greener because its fertilized with bullsh!t. Our grass has weeds because my hubby prefers to play with the toddler before she goes to bed.
But we’re happy because we choose to get past the low point of life. Bills come and go, just like my status updates.
Stop being so crabby about other people’s happy lives.