Last night was like any other night .. I took mom out to the Spagetti Warehouse, then a little shopping at Target. The weather is just amazing out here right now .. we’re in the 60’s and it’s November in Chicago.
Now back to what I was getting at .. so, we’re at Target and I’m wondering the aisles like I usually do .. I came across the Christmas display. All the trees were set up, the lights .. the stockings … and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. My friend Tina, who passed away in September .. won’t get to see Christmas this year. I almost lost it right there .. we had so many good memories of that special time of year. I remember going shopping with her, picking out garland for the tree .. she even had her own stocking for the fireplace. I tried real hard to make it all special for her .. she didn’t have a family of her own. You see, she was a foster girl .. and had a very difficult life .. and now she’s gone.
No, I’m not still over her .. and I can’t pick up the phone and call her like I use to do. I still haven’t finished her story .. but this is just another piece of the puzzle.