October 10, 2017
So this proves it... i come here when things are bad mostly.
Today i am dazed. i went to work and got sent home because i was a mess. i held everything together until i was about half way to work ... in the car, by myself.... and the tears came.
my son's girlfriend's brother died yesterday. It appears to be an overdose. He was 22, i believe. They found him, cold, on the floor in his bedroom on Thanksgiving morning.
Can you imagine what Thanksgiving is going to look like for that family from here on? A horrid reminder of this horrible day.
i cried because it could have been my kid. He assures me he isn't dabbling in drugs. Pot, yes.... everything else, no. All i can do is trust that he is telling me the truth. i cannot imagine getting a call from someone to give me such horrible news.
my Love and i were in the Falls for a mini-vacation. We had decided to cancel our visit to see the Kid and grandbaby because i had forgotten to take my allergy meds and they have cats that cause absolute grief with my allergies. my son called me when i text him and told me that her parents found their son and were then on the way to the hospital. He was "cold and unconscious". my son confirmed at 3 pm that he had, indeed, died. His gf's only brother. Her father's only son.
22 years old.
i am dazed...... and heartbroken for their family.