There are many things that are beyond comprehension….and struggling with this kind of loss is one of them. Those who have faced loss of a loved one struggle with trying to make sense of a world that defies that. We are left with emotional fragments and wonder how we will be able to get everything to fit back together again. I had to share this story…..
On December 14th, 2012 I went up (as usual) to the bus stop with my three beautiful little girls in the back of our van. I remember vividly pulling up to the corner of the road and being welcomed to the normal handful of neighbor kids running and playing around. Living on a dead end road limits the amount of traffic coming around, so our kids were in the habit of playing tag with each other while waiting for the bus. That was our routine, kids play tag, parents chat, bus pulls up, kisses and hugs goodbye and finally, once kids were on the bus, we all waved a final goodbye as they drove off to school.
I remember when the bus pulled up and Emilie came sprinting back to me and plowed a big bear hug right into my legs. I reached down and gave her a squeeze…
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