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One month in…

This mourning thing is tough.

My mom has been staying with us since my father died and just returned home yesterday.  We hadn’t been apart since late May. We have been propping each other up throughout this whole experience and not having her at my side left almost as big a whole as my Dad.  It seemed that with Mom going home, I really had to deal with my grief alone and that Dad was truly gone.

I did get it together enough to go to dinner with Eric and the Peach the other night.  When she noticed my somewhat somber mood, the Peach asked me what was wrong.

“I miss Grandma.” I said.

The Peach took my hand and stroked it and looked me straight in the eye and said:

“I miss her too, Mama, but whenever you think of her or miss her, just call my name and I’ll come and give you a hug and tell you everything is gonna be OK.”

So, maybe it will all be OK, with this little wisp of a girlie at my side.

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  1. Jody says

    Oh, my goodness. What a lovely girl.

    • Dottie says

      Kids today. We are lucky ladies.

  2. ashley says

    Oh Peach, she is the sweetest. Grief happens in so many different stages and none of them are easy. My thoughts are with you Dottie and I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • Dottie says

      Thanks, Ashley. I know it sounds lame, but grief is a rough one to say the least.

  3. lishyloo says

    so sweet

  4. Tiffanie says

    She could not be sweeter. Hang in there, Dottie. So sorry.

    • Dottie says

      Hanging like nobody’s business! And she is pretty darn sweet!

  5. Carrie says

    What a wonderful thing to say! Take comfort in your darling girl. Sorry for your loss, Dottie.

    • Dottie says

      She is a good little girl–I feel so lucky to have her! And thank you for your thoughts!


  6. Jeannie says

    My eyes are tearing up as I read this — what a compassionate and loving little girl you have by your side.

    • Dottie says

      Oh, lady. I was weeping while writing this…

  7. Moe says

    The Peach is quite a special little soul. Which is not surprising, considering what wonderful people she comes from.

    • Dottie says

      You are the sweetest thing, Moe!

  8. Brigitte says

    How precious. You are so lucky to have this special little girl

    • Dottie says

      I thank my lucky stars every day for that little girl.

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