Okay, now that was not expected.
I just put Vid to bed and we are in the habit (the soldier and I) of telling him a story…. usually a wild one that is shocking and true. This is the first night Vid has been home and the soldier not and I figured he’d be sorely missed at bedtime because his stories are so good. Sometimes we tell him one in tandem, bickering back and forth with conflicting versions so you get the idea… he is a hard act to follow, actually it’s impossible.
I went into Vid’s bedroom not knowing exactly how I was going to handle this. He shocked me by asking me to tell him story about his sister from when he was little. “From before I can remember,” he specified.
I did it but I don’t feel so good.
I’m so sorry Elsa. I can’t even imagine. It pulls my heartstrings and it feels so heavy to think what you must be feeling.
I hope you can feel even a smidget of comfort from all of us (many of us strangers) who think about you and feel so much compassion for you and Vid.
Wow, look at the adoration/curiosity/pride..? on her face. what a pair!
That’s rough. I’m glad he wants to keep her close, but I’m sorry that it’s hard on you.
Being a mother is excruciating sometimes. You really wonder how your heart can take anymore.
Big hug, Elsa. I hope you get a good night’s sleep.
He’s so blessd and lucky to have you as a mom, Elsa. Can you imagine how many mothers just would not be able to honor that request for him? You did not feel good, it made you said, and you did it for him, and that is your unconditional love for him and for his wish to keep the memories that he does have alive, and to learn more and more about her, he doesn’t want to forget. He is amazing, and so are you.
Sending love your way
Oh, E… *hugs*
Yeah, hugs from here too. Mothering surely does a number on your heart. <3
She looks like a little grown up. She does in all of the pictures I’ve seen. Maybe it’s an outer reflection of the sophistication or maturity you have described in her. Hang in there. You have love all around. (((((hugs)))))
p.s. Katherine in any sane form was taken at Xanga so I used my name Kiara_Song. I think I will use that here from now on for consistency.
Good morning Elsa- Thanks very much for sharing this. I am very sorry about what you have gone through with Mosta. You must be so proud of Vid. You must be so proud of both of them. I hope that you have a great day. Thanks again for all of your insights!
oh god. there aren’t words for that, either.
sending you love
Vid must have known what a powerful moment it was for the both of you. Strength of a soldier.
there are all kinds of courage…