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I threw the un-cut birthday cake in the garbage. My aunt asked if I was going to drop it by his house. “No, he doesn’t deserve it.” Once again he hadn’t shown up. Another meal, another missed opportunity.
We lived together as a family for only nine years. Closing my eyes, I see that day as if it were yesterday. Dad on the sofa looking so sad. “I will miss y’all”, he said. In my nine year old naiveté, I said, “dad, we will see you when you come get us to visit.” Not realizing life is rarely so simple.
Over the years we… to be continued on “Blogs By Christian Women”