Sad Saturday


Last Saturday morning started out with our fun friend Teresa LaVigne entertaining Mark and I with her funny stories while enjoying  coffee and donuts. But after Teresa left I fell apart. All of a sudden I felt extremely sad for our kids because they have to endure this sadness so young. I was comparing my life to theirs because I was blessed to have my parents and Mark’s parents well into their eighties and I will be lucky to live to sixty.

My sadness continued into the early evening until I made myself go to Chris and  Kelly’s house for dinner and there I felt a little better.

A few days later I was telling Kelly why I was crying on Saturday. I told her that she and her brothers were getting gypped because of this horrible disease and the most beautiful words came out of her mouth. She said, “I don’t think we are getting gypped right now. Maybe later I will think differently but now we’ve been given the gift of time. We have been able to spend so much precious time together and most people never get that. And Mom, you taught us that.”

That ended my pity party.

9 thoughts on “Sad Saturday

  1. Hi Rosemary,
    Thought you might like this song if you haven’t heard it. It’s from the show Nashville.

    Listening to it reminded me of your stories about Mark and the rest of your amazing family.
    Love, thoughts and prayers with you all, always.

  2. My Dad died very suddenly of a heart attach at the ripe old age of 47. I never got to say good bye or tell him how much he meant to me. I do feel gypped …but I have to tell you Rosemary- he has been with me so many times! I feel him and hear his voice, when I need him most. There has been many times I felt him riding shot gun in the car- I have said out loud many times “ok- Dad I got it”!! You too will be there- I am sure of it.

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