This is a Really Real Widow Post.
I took the dog out tonight and the yard was filled with fireflies.
Normally it’s a big deal being that Parker was my firefly and all.
But tonight, it was meh. They were just fireflies.
No Big Deal.
It’s kind of where I am with a lot of my grief. Things that meant a lot are no longer as big of a deal. I’m moving forward. It doesn’t mean I’m leaving her behind, it just means the pain is fading. Unfortunately the memories are fading too.
It’s not all good.
But I stood there and watched while the dog was doing the thing that dogs need to do in the front yard. Trying to look in the right spot while one blinked. Catching them just out of the corner of my eye.
And I realized one was getting closer.
And it landed on the door jam right beside me.
And I smiled.
Well played, Parker.