You Can Do This

Me: I’m afraid I’m a bit of a mess today. Sorry.

Nell: No sorries. Not now.

Me: I can’t seem to stop crying.

Nell: Then don’t. Cry as much as you like.

Me: Alex was only 58. That’s far too young to die.

Nell: It is.

Me: Her little grandson Tobias turned 3 yesterday.

Nell: I know.

Me: She was so proud of him.

Nell: She was.

Me: He’s such a happy child and a real bundle of joy.

Nell: Yes.

Me: She loved him so much and he adored her.

Nell: He did.

Me: She was a wonderful grandmother.

Nell: She was.

Me: Her daughter is heartbroken that Alex isn’t going to be in his life any longer.

Nell: She’s watching over them now.

Me: But she should be here. This is so unfair.

Nell: I’m afraid life isn’t always fair.

Me: Tobias keeps asking where she is.

Nell: It’s hard for a child to understand.

Me: I’m not sure I can find a pocketful of happiness today.

Nell: I think you can if you really try.

Me: Walking on our beach with you all is something to be grateful for.

Nell: Yes, it is. We’re very lucky to live where we do.

Me: And I’m surrounded by love.

Nell: You are.

Me: How am I going to get through tomorrow?

Nell: Just trust in yourself. You’re much stronger than you think.

Me: My sister Charlotte is devastated. She and Alex were very close in years.

Nell: They were.

Me: I need to be there for her tomorrow.

Nell: You will be. She knows that.

Me: And for Alex’s three children.

Nell: You will get through this. I promise you. You’re not doing this alone.

Me: I know.

Nell: We’re right here by your side.

Me: Yes. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.