Friday, May 31, 2013

I Weathered The Storm... I Was The Storm

I Weathered The Storm ... I Was The Storm
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

The pain began 'out of the blue', making me hold the washcloth to my face.  My tears became lost in the water from the shower.  I held my hand to my chest... the pain.

I stood there for several minutes, sobbing silently.  I wanted to cry forever.  I knew I couldn't... I didn't want anyone to see my eyes and 'know'.  Especially... Skip.

Everything is going to be alright... it's May... Tommy died May 29, 2010.  My brother, Rick-Rick, died May 19, 2005.

On May 19, 2009... Tommy's life changed in such a way as to affect him until he died one year later.  A man stepped in front of his tractor-trailer... he was killed.  That began the 'death' of my son...

May, 2010.... was the last time I got to be a mother... my only child died.  I became 'motherless'...

There are more things... I just don't want to remember them.  Remembering my son's death is almost more than I can bear.  I can bear it ... now.  I know everything's going to be alright ... now.

I, know there will still be times when the pain will become almost unbearable... my son, my son... my child died.  Can you imagine such a thing?

Today, I was showering... enjoying the scent of my perfumed soap.  I had my mind on what I wanted to pick up when going to town later.

A dark cloud hovered over me for several minutes... making me cry stormy tears.  I was the storm... when I finished, the sun brightened all up again.  I began smiling... everything's going to be alright.  I weathered this storm...

P.S... I want to thank all my new followers on each of my blogs, for following me.  I'm most honored, and I treasure each of you.  You mean the world to me.

1 comment:

  1. This is the one place I normally follow you. I will follow you as long as we both are able to be on computers. May is a bit rough for our families. I lost my son-in-law in May. The difference is my son-in-law chose to die and Tommy didn't. We will continue to keep each other's famiies in our prayers! Love, Ms. Nancy