|Daddy at Daddy at 43. Me at 21.|
My heart is in the process of shattering. Yes, I knew this was coming but, Daddy always bounces back – why not this time too?
A truth that few people appreciate is that, at the root, everything hurts.
~ Tom Holt, In Your Dreams
Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.
~ George R.R. Martin
You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it
To hurt is as human as to breathe.
~ J.K. Rowling
Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?
~ Warsan Shire
Do you know the feeling, when your heart is so hurt, that you could feel the blood dripping?~ Lady Gaga
Is it better to have had a good thing and lost it, or never to have had it?I wanted to be his life preserver, the thing that would keep him afloat. Instead, he became my anchor.
~ Amanda Grace
I couldn't stand here, hanging on, when the very thing I held disappeared more with each passing day.
~ Becca Fitzpatrick
And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly.
~ Maya Angelou
Grief is the price we pay for love.
~ Queen Elizabeth II
The gift my father gave me every day of my life was he believed in me
~ Jim Valvano
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
~ C.S. Lewis
My daddy was my hero—he was always there for me when I needed him, he listened to me and taught me so many things, but most of all he was fun.
~ Bindi Irwin
Between my wonk-ass surgery habit and the blasted pandemic, I haven’t seen him in a year and a half and now, I won’t ever see him again. Here's one of my favorite stories about him, How to Ruin a Tender Moment. Fits well in Pride Month, n'est-ce pas?
We’re counting down the hours, the minutes til he leaves us. This blows.