Topic: Strangest Thing Just Happened
I have been thinking about those of you, who along with me, have been living our "New Normal" for a couple of months/years or so now and wondering how you are all doing. The following names came to my mind: Darla, Liliana, Margaret, Janet, Nancy, Teresa, Mary.......I know there are more so I started looking in our user list. Lo and behold there were a couple of posts from my daughter 3 days after Teddy Passed. I NEVER knew! She also posted some pictures and so I of course had a little melt down here. If curious her posted name is blewsbabie. The pics were taken at Thanksgiving 10 days before Teddy left us. WOW! what strange roads lead us to places unknown! I had also written a poem which I think pertains to all of us in this unasked for club. Hope you are doing OK, you were on my mind.
How Are You Doing?
Everyone asks me how I’m doing since you went away,
With a smile on my face I answer, “I really am okay”.
Matter of fact its very hard but I promised to be strong,
Until the time we meet again, in your arms where I belong.
In the morning when I wake, once where there was warmth all night,
There’s nothing but an empty space and a pillow to hold tight.
Our closet now holds all my clothes it still looks kind of strange,
I try to make it look like more and constantly rearrange.
When I’m in the kitchen and working at the sink,
Many times I stop and this is what I think…..
If Teddy was here he’d grab me to give a little cue,
That he was about to hug me and say his, “I love you”.
No more are the corny jokes that grew longer by the year,
What I wouldn’t give now for just once more, any one to hear.
When someone calls, your message is still kept on the phone,
That way no one knows I am really home alone.
When day is over and dinner is eaten by one,
No more thank you-s for the meal well done.
Can’t find anyone to cream or scratch my back
There’s just a big hole here, a hole of midnight black.
But, how am I doing? I’m doing okay,
I know that you would want it that way.
And I know you are with me morning to night,
Still watching over me, that every things all right!
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.