Today I went to see Harrison and the wave of sadness, horror and grief overcame me. It always seems to amaze me how it feels just as painful as the day I lost him. It doesn’t get easier as people would like to believe or wish it would. You think you’re tired of hearing it? I get tired of feeling it. A heart can only break and be broken so long.
I live my life daily with the pain of being without one of my kids. I adore my children, so in love with my children. And to not have one around is torture, pure torture. But what can I do?
I live. I wake up every morning, grateful my eyes open. I say a quick prayer, sometimes I don’t even realize I am thanking someone for my morning. I take in the beautiful sunrise, even when it is the wee hours of the morning. I appreciate my health, house, food and all. I don’t take these things for granted.
And then I hear them… I see those faces… My heart melts like ice on a summer day. And I know, I know why I live, what makes me happy, why my heart sings every day. Regardless of the smile or frown I get from the grump heads, I can’t wait to be around them. Big and small, young and old, it doesn’t matter. Add in a daughter in law and a granddaughter, and I feel my blessings daily. Warm, fuzzy and loving every day is a joyous day with them.
I am sure it sounds silly or even overboard, but if you’ve seen me with my children, you know the love for them pours out of my being. They amaze me, thrill me and, most of all, love me. So, when I think of not having Harrison around, it naturally kills me.
It’s the yin and yang of life. Extreme joy and extreme pain, co inhabiting one heart, every day, without fail. I can feel warm from a wonderful, loving memory and be crying, uncontrollably, missing my baby all at once. It’s an experience I have a love/hate relationship with that I never
encountered before his death. But I can say it’s made me treasure the memories more than ever.
I know this entry is a jumbled mess. It’s just my heart pouring out emotion today. Never an easy day, but I know I am loved. But even better, I love!