Last day of first grade

Nathan’s last day of school is so clear to me.  Picking him up after school.  Walking slowly to the car (because it hurt him to walk).  Knowing he would never go back to school.  Everyone around me just having their happy last day of school.

Today I will go pick up the girls.  Julia is done with Elementary School.  Lauren is having her last day of first grade.  

The hot sun, summer weather…associated with a season of dying and loss.  Bright sunny days I walk out of my front door and flash back to Luke carrying Nathan’s body out the front door on such a day.

Time marches on…somehow the memories are still fresh and sharp as a knife.


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