You Just Never Know

by | Jul 27, 2010 | 1 comment

You never know what someone else is going through. You just never know.

So we probably should be careful what we say.
Yesterday, as Ann and I were taking Audrey for a walk near the river, we stopped at a bench and another harried mom, with two kids in tow, passed by and yelled out to me, “Stop at one!”
Yeah, Dan and I were planning on trying for another baby as soon as he got back from the tour, something I wanted very badly. So, her complaint about her two children was best not directed at me.

JAC

July 27, 2010
v

1 Comment

  1. Kristin

    I am so sorry for that moment, and for your immense loss. I remember a moment when, after just receiving news of my mother's cancer diagnosis, I must have brushed past someone… she said in a very annoyed voice, "Well! Excuse ME. Some people!" I realized that day that you never know what private tragedies and dramas are playing out in people's lives, and that a measure of grace is never misplaced.

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like…

December 17, 2014- A New Blog

It has been almost a year and a half since I last wrote on this blog.  In my mind, this blog was complete.  And yet, there was a lack of finality to it.  Grief has no finality, though it does have evolution and change, while this blog does have finality simply because...

Speed of Light

On the eve of your death I am watching town fireworks the day after the fourth of July. I am overwhelmed by the crowd of families around us on blankets with glo-sticks and cotton candy as we wait for darkness in the still, hot, summer air.  There is a Korean...

Father’s Day 2013

Father’s Day 2013

This is the third time.  It is brutal.I haven't felt it helpful or complex enough to say, "It's not fair; it's just not fair," in the past three years.  But on this day, I think those words a lot. Unless your young child has lost a parent, you cannot imagine...