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  •  what a strange coincidence... (9+ / 0-)

    just this weekend, I was speaking with a close family friend, who lost his girlfriend in a single car auto accident just a short week before she would have turned 21 on December 3rd.

    Out of the blue, because I know how hard this loss was for him, I had the strong urge to tell him,

    "Just so you know, I'm still thinking about Annie. Just so you know, you aren't the only one who remembers her."
    So I did.

    His face, for just a split second, was both elated and grief-stricken. And tears beaded up in the corner of his eyes. And he said, so softly I almost didn't hear him, "So, I'm not the only one?".

    I'm so sad for you, to be without your precious child.

    Have you looked for a grief group in your community, where other parents who have lost a child share their stories and express grief among others who understand the full depth of their loss?  

    Sending you all good thoughts and wishes for better days ahead. I'm sure that Kelly would wish that for you, too.


    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

    by Angie in WA State on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 09:35:35 PM PST

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