I have talked about grief and heartbreak before on this blog, but as I was driving my mom to the airport this morning I found myself questioning the way people handle loss. Many of you have heard of Kidd Kraddick and are aware of his passing. Needless to say I was shocked to turn the radio on this morning and hear the Kidd crew doing a live show. My heart was breaking for them as I heard each member grieve, cry and get choked up over the air while telling their stories and memories of Kidd.
I turned to my mom and said how horrible I thought it was that they went on as usual with the show.
I am a crier. I cry at happy, I cry at sad, heck I even got a little teary eyed when the lady in front of me paid for my Starbucks last week.... that was so dang thoughtful! Not everyone cries like I do, everyone has a different way of dealing with their emotions.
I remember when a fellow classmate lost his dad when we were in high school. He ended up coming back to class within days of his fathers passing. I thought to myself, gosh there is no way I would be able to go back to school that soon, I would be devastated.
But when I lost my dad and uncle, I did whatever I could to regain a sense of normalcy in my life. I went back to college, I went back to work, I did whatever I could to find my routine again to keep me from losing it.
We all do what we have to do to make it through hard times. It wasn't right for me to question how others handle grief and loss. You do what you have to do to get by, move on and continue to live your life.
I was very lucky to have spent a wonderful weekend with my mom, who used her airline miles to fly in last minute from Virginia on a whim! I am an only child, so she is all the immediate family I have. I am truly blessed to have her in my life. I am her rock during hard times, and she is mine. We have a great friendship.
We spent the weekend exploring Dallas, had dinner in Reunion Tower above downtown Dallas, we took the pups to the dog park and she even got to see my new apartment! Oh and we may have had a little casino action over the weekend. I only lost about 40 bucks, could have been worse (could have been better) after a day spent on the slots!
Oh, and then the worst thing happened. I found out she played this....
Sigh, what am I going to do with her?
Have a great week everyone, and don't forget to hug your loved ones extra tight tonight!