I’m here with my Sarah as she begins her transition to life without Rick. The week after his passing went by in a blur with friends and family surrounding her. She asked me to stay later than my intended date of the 12th, so I am here until the 15th. We drink coffee and talk, she runs her dogs, I knit, we do errands and watch movies. And all the time I try and picture her here in this beautiful log home alone. And it kills me. Carrie said it best, through tears, “I know Rick is in a better place. But you’re here without him, and I don’t want you to hurt!“
It’s how we all feel. And there’s nothing we can do except keep in constant contact, let her know she’s loved and that we’re here for her if she wants or needs us. It is all baby steps for her now, and she knows it.