This is co-parenting #goals.
Even at the time, I was astounded at my ability to find the words to tell my daughter her baby brother was dying. It felt like the emotional equivalent of the mother who lifts an impossibly heavy object off the child trapped beneath.
When I am asked if I will ever have children of my own, my response has gone from a timid “don’t judge me” reply, to simply saying no. Sometimes just one word is the biggest truth we can ever tell.
Essentially, every Dad Joke is just a request to be loved. That is why Dad Jokes are great.
I had never experienced grief like this – so raw and so deep. It completely consumed me. I wanted to just get through it, and perhaps heal from it unscarred like a bump or a bruise. What would losing the woman who gave birth to me do to my life? Who would I become?
Brandon Carpenter dropped by his child’s mother’s house to bring his daughter some infant Tylenol when he noticed that her fridge was nearly empty.
The thought of loving someone so much, of being so captivated by someone, only to have them ripped from you will take it’s toll on your heart and mind.
This mom couldn’t even catch a break when she needed to use the bathroom, so she decided to make her own set of rules for when she needs a little space to do her business.
What I can take away from this is this was our first year separated. It was a long hard year with many firsts.
I bet you’re expecting a letter filled with hate and blame, but that’s not what this is.