A lot has happened since late September, including two trips to Denver, two trips to Stillwater, and one trip to DC. The cats hate us, but that’s to be expected. I’ve been meaning to write in detail about the last few months, but couldn’t find the words. So here’s a hodgepodge of miscellaneous events that [...]
It’s Thursday morning. Diane and Erin continue to sleep as I welcome in yet another sunrise. Man, I’m tired. My eyes are burning from fatigue. Though I’d love nothing more than to sleep through the morning, my body won’t allow it. Whether fighting back nightmares or just restless with unspent energy, we’re all finding it [...]
I can’t believe you’re gone. Just three days ago, we were talking about life, dreams, and how we’d like to be remembered. I’ll miss your voice, and your wisdom; your smiling eyes and your contagious laugh; your charm and big-brother sass. I’ll miss our travels and late night conversations. Mostly, I’ll miss you. Mom was [...]
“Craigy, look at the moon.” I turned off the light to help his eyes focus. “Can you see it? It’s just over the horizon.” Craig looks over to the left, and locks in on a full September moon. The five of us stare out into the Denver sky for a few moments before Craig breaks [...]
At around noon, Craig is usually sleeping off a restless morning. Today, however, he’s having a hard time falling asleep. I sit beside him with my hand on his leg. His head is cocked to the right and his eyes are open. He lays wide-eyed, staring at his door of photos. His poor eyesight prevents [...]
A couple nights ago, as I was drifting off to sleep, I kept having this image run through my mind. It was of my mom driving her big ol’ brown station wagon that she used to have when we were kids. You know the kind, faux wood panelling on the doors, vinyl seats so hot [...]
Each night, we turn Craig’s one bedroom light out and flip on his closet night as a nightlight. As children, our mom would strategically place nightlights in our rooms and hallways to ward off the boogie man and to illuminate the path should we urgently need the bathroom in the midst of a hazy dream. [...]
“I’m going to miss this view,” Diane says as she peers up from her spot on the bed.
I turn my head towards the window. “Yeah, the clouds look peaceful.”
“Did you see the moon last night?” Erin asks. Diane and I nod our heads.
Then Diane asks, “Can you get your knee out of my back?” “Move over big [...]
By hook or by crook, we find a way to laugh through the changes despite the pain and sadness they bring. Earlier today, Jill relayed an event where she rode the elevator with two guys and noticed the back of her shirt was tucked into her underwear, revealing a good two inches of whitey-tighties. Jill [...]
A few days ago, I asked Craig if he wanted time to talk to us individually about his thoughts and feelings. After stating a firm yes, Craig drifted off to sleep. As he did, I reassured him that we’d be there for him if and when he’d like to talk. Then I turned towards his bedroom window and looked out. To what, I’m [...]