Jennifer E. Thomas (j3nny3lf) wrote,
Jennifer E. Thomas

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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
Tags: anniversaries, dad
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