Monday, March 29, 2010

Midnight Blue

I was filling out a survey this morning. One of those silly, what is your crayon color, kind of surveys, and then a question stuck out:

Question:Do you have a special talent?
Answer: Survival. I was born at six months. My parents were told I would die.

I didn't think too hard about it, when I wrote it, but as I went back to it later, I saw how simple, profound, and most importantly true that statement actually is.

And that's what I've been doing. Surviving. Every day since October 3, 2009, when Nevada died. I was and am still devastated.
And just when I turn the smallest of corners, my dad dies on January 21st.

True, sometimes I really just want it all to fade away, and I not have to think about any of it. A welcome escape from the pain that radiates my every thought.

But, I'm here.

Breathing, living, and mostly just trying to be. Trying to find my way without two of the strongest people I've ever met, gone within months of each other. I

When I wake up in the morning, I realize that I only have two choices:
1. Fight
2. Die

I'm no quitter. I survivied against all odds and I'm not stopping now.

ps-Crayon color is my title of blog today.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Textual Healing Part 3

Someplace to archive all my cool texts from friends and family alike.

This too shall pass Kelly. Hopefully love will abound for both of us.

Have a good Monday. I love you.

Hi Honey, I love you.

No worries. It's all good. I love you.

Ha. There's someone who doesn't have a dead dad.

Thank you Kelly. I know, we are family. I love you and the fam. Yes, even BJ.

"You're stronger than you think."

Love you, Kel. The memorial was lovely, and your tribute to your dad was really real and inspiring.

Hey Kook, just thinking about you. Love ya.

I love you Kook-very much.

I don't have the words to make anything better but I love you and am here if you need me. My heart is broken for you.

Guess we need two big ass rocks then. And some simultaneous rigging.

You're tiny, Irish and amazing!

I love your family! You're all so much fun.