What In The World Would I Have Done If ... I Had No Outlet?
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
I've been thinking a lot about my son, Tommy, lately. Do you know ... I really, really, really miss him. I tell Skip that I miss him so much ... Skip does, too. Skip and Tommy were best friends, and very close.
I will tell you about my grief now, after four years. Tommy died on May 29, 2010.
I wish I could tell you how in the world ... I ... came to accept his death. Looking back ... I see such darkness. I came from that darkness after living in it almost three years. This past year ... the fourth year ... something changed inside me.
Once that happened ... I've been able to cope with the loss of Tommy. I don't cry like I did. Inside ... I still cry ... but, it's not like 'before'. I'm going to be alright, now. This happened this past year.
I think writing, and writing so much ... helped me. In fact, I know it did. I don't remember all I've written ... but, I can look back at anytime, to see.
What in the world would I have done if ... I had no outlet?
Photo/Story Credit belongs to me, Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka & grannygee. My grief today ... after four years. I'm going to be alright, now. It doesn't mean the pain has gone away ... it means ... I'm going to be alright.
Colors As I Go
grief (32) only child (4) Scary (2) Boiled eggs (1) Distrust (1) Don't call me Faye (1) Dying (1) I hate to be called Faye (1) I'm afraid of the dark (1) Middle age woman (1) Pain that reaches the soul.. can't be seen (1) Running (1) Where did my youth go? (1) dying in a beautiful way (1) life is fragile (1) light on my path (1) my son (1)