Friday, September 14, 2007

Feeling the Loss

A few days ago, a dear friend posted about grieving his mother lo these many years later. I'm having such a moment right now. I'm thinking strongly of my parents who died within months of each other in 1999. Perhaps it's Fall coming on strong, or the smell of fresh coffee filling the morning. Whatever it is I want them back. I'm forgetting what it was like to have a Mom and Dad. My kids have almost no personal concept of grandparents. And lo these many years later, I still watch my driveway on Friday afternoons, looking for their LaSabre to pull up, and for their grandkid starved faces to climb out. I'd always have the coffee ready.


michaelg said...

Isn't it amazing how an every day smell or feeling in the air can do that? I still half expect that my mom will pick up the phone when I call my dad, or be sitting in her recliner next to my dad's when I go home. Moments like that create such a sense of longing for the "just one more" touch, kiss, word, look in to their eyes. I get it.

Mnmom said...

What I wouldn't give for that