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Jennifer E. Thomas
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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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I just realized

Twenty-seven years ago today my father died. I was 17, too young to be left without a parent. My sister had recently turned 21, and she, too, was too young to become an orphan, which is what we basically were.

And seven years ago, just this past March, my four sons lost their mother, at even younger ages. And of course, Sam lost his wife.

Just over two years ago, my friend Missy lost her daughter. And last Christmas, my friend Michael lost his wife.

Children should not lose parents. Parents should not lose children. Husbands and wives should not lose each other.

It's always too soon.

I miss you, Dad.

Roger Lee Thomas
1940-1982

Borderline symptom of the day: melancholymelancholy
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Now, that's odd. Today's the anniversary of my father's death, too. 1975. He was 57. I was 15.

*hugs*

It'll be three years in December. It doesn't seem that long, and forever, at the same time.

*hug*