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Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in Misc | 0 comments

Grief Surprised Me

“Daddy, are you going to eat lunch with me at school tomorrow?” Meileah asked this question with big, round eyes as I tucked her into bed last night. “What? Is it a special day?” I replied buying myself some time because a Twix wasn’t readily available. “Yes,” she replied with enough coy mystery to write a dozen sitcoms. “Well, it’s not your birthday.” “Noooooooo.” “Well, what is it?” “I don’t know, but parents are invited to come and eat lunch.” The look in her eyes told me she knew no more. I walked her into school this morning to find out what was planned. Today is Grandparents’ Day. I said goodbye to Meileah and turned to walk back to the car when grief and tears showed up tag-teaming me like two five hundred pound wrestlers with an agenda… and they didn’t bring tissues. Elisa and my Father on Grandparents’ Day 2000 (I think) Grandparents’ Day was always a special day in our house. Many times, both Kaye’s parents and my parents...

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