I’m pretty sure there is no right or wrong way to miss someone. We all miss Dalton [ http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2013/12/30/ultimate-grief/ ]. I’m not gonna say “some days, more than others” because that’s not it, we certainly miss him everyday but I guess some days, others realize how much we miss him.
Today was a “truckful of neighborhood kids” day and we all discussed classes and teachers and former classes and former teachers. Argued about which classes were best, etc., and Dalton’s classes were right in there too!
I had some tears and ya know what, I’m ok with that. As far as I’m concerned, it’s perfectly fine for me, or you, to laugh and cry at the same time and it’s not that it’s “uncomfortable” to talk or think about Dalton. So what if it makes us cry? I’m not going to stop talking/thinking about him over a few tears and I’m pretty sure all the kids feel the same way; neighborhood kids included.
It’s difficult for me to “not bring Dalton” home to them every day but I think John and Roni should know how much we incorporate Dalton’s memory into the little things we do every day. I keep saying we should tell them more often how we feel, not just John and Roni, but all of our neighbors. I’m sure they feel the same way and just do not know how to articulate it… neither do I… Just writing from the heart.
Today, was a day I’m glad we shared memories of Dalton.
More memories of Dalton: http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2014/08/02/hoa-bbq-080214/