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"It's so strange..."
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:51:57 AM »
We are currently at the beach. I've been sick, but the kids have been waiting all summer to go and I wasn't going to let them down. Yesterday, we stopped for a snack and cool drinks. The three of us were sitting at a table for 4. My son said, "It's so strange that he's not here with us. There's always just that empty chair." He is so right. Still after over 2 years, it just all seems so strange. I wanted to say something uplifting, but couldn't find the words. I just nodded my head in agreement and the tears started rolling down my cheeks. I often wonder if they think about him as much as I do. We talk about him and share good/funny memories a lot, but it hurts me as their mom to think how much losing him still hurts them. He should be here with us.
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Re: "It's so strange..."
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 11:04:06 AM »
Big hugs, friend.  How brave of you to venture to the beach!  Of all the places we have gone, the beach has been the toughest, not just because we have so many memories but because it is such an IN YOUR FACE family place.  It is no surprise your son remarked on the empty chair.  The times I went alone with Marina, also because I could not deprive her the beach, were not easy.  I hope you're feeling better soon and can perhaps find some joy in the sound of the waves or a nice sunset.  Lots of love from us! 


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Re: "It's so strange..."
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 11:32:17 AM »
My daughters and I have said the same thing. It is strange. ((hugs))

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Re: "It's so strange..."
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 01:04:06 PM »
Big hugs for you and your kids....
I so understand your feelings.


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Re: "It's so strange..."
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 02:44:16 PM »
I totally get this - we just got back from a beach vacation and we felt the same way.  It is still so strange...
I hope you and your kids are able to enjoy and make new memories.


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Re: "It's so strange..."
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 09:23:25 PM »

So sorry's still strange to me too at certain moments.

And when your kid hurt...I totally get it.
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