It finally happened

the thing that we’ve been waiting for, anticipating, dreading…

my father has died


totally expected, and yet, totally unexpected

meaning, we’ve known it was coming, but yesterday started out as a good day, an unextraordinary day, and then, in a moment, it became extraordinary

I am on my way

for what feels like the millionth time, I am in the dallas airport waiting to get on a plane

because this has happened so many times, I continue to imagine that everything there will be like it always is when I arrive

but it won’t be

and that won’t really hit me until I see his empty recliner

(the one from the medical supply store that launches a person onto their feet so they don’t have to get out of the chair of their own accord)

I have absolutely no idea how to do this


6 thoughts on “It finally happened”

      1. You are so very lucky, as is your mother. You both are blessed. There are very few lovely men. I too, am lucky to have two of them in my life; my father and my son. Please give your mother my love and condolences. Thank you for your reply and I truly would be blessed to see YOU.


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