That acute pain of longing;
It doesn't disappear.
On the big days it hurts the most
(and on the small days it hurts too.)
I can feel it for other.
Empathy is a strong emotion.
Yes, he should be here to see his sister graduate.
Yes, she should be here to send her child off to his first day of high school.
Yes, he should be here to walk me down the aisle.
But they are not here.
And we support each other as best we can.
*written in honor of John, and in response to his mom's pain as voiced through her FB posts
|Image from here.|