#126 - Don't Like Loss
Lately, I've complained a lot about hair loss. And yesterday morning I was distraught when I thought I lost Ms. Donkey. But the hair is growing slowly and my good luck donkey mascot was found... and I'm feeling foolish for fretting over minor worries.
Yesterday evening, I was reminded about real loss, when I heard someone I knew died unexpectedly. How could this incredibly well-liked, energetic man suddenly be gone? Hadn't I just clicked "like" to Tommy's new profile picture, after spotting his huge smile on Facebook? I pictured his son, who was in marching band with my son and I couldn't imagine the pain he must be feeling.
It's Christmastime, the hardest time to face a loss. Four years ago today, my mom died unexpectedly. Two years ago, my brother-in-law also died unexpectedly. Five years ago, I lost my much younger half-brother in December. It's not a time of year we expect to grieve.
So instead of getting mad myself for pouting over the stupid things, I'm putting a tiny angel next to my donkey and reminding myself to enjoy each day and to take no one for granted.
12/4/2016 03:46:47 pm
I certainly wouldn't beat myself up over hair loss and the anniversaries of your family members' passing. Not trivial. I am with you on losing Tommy. So much tragedy in our world, which is why we are grateful for the little things. I admire your introspection, and your outlook. You make me smile🙂
12/5/2016 07:15:29 am
I lost my father in December. I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. Sending big virtual hugs your way.
12/9/2016 03:18:55 pm
Kristi, I'm so sorry. That must have been very tough losing your dad in December. Sending big virtual hugs back at you!
12/9/2016 03:24:26 pm
Lori, Tommy brought a lot of us back together and he would have liked that. It was so nice to share some hugs at his visitation. A lot of people missing him for sure!
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