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Sometimes it all just sucks

Friday, August 25, 2017

Recently my oldest purchased his first home and moved out.

Today we dropped my youngest off at college for his freshmen year.

I am now an empty-ish nester and a basket case, tears streaming down my face.

AND suddenly none of that matters. As much as I could easily fall in to the spiral of self pity that my kids are grown and out of the house - I get smacked in the face.

We get that call, that dreaded call. My family is safe, but a friends son is not. A farming accident as taken another life. Son, brother, father and great friend is gone.

My kids are safe.

This young 30 year old is not. His wife and 3 kids have to endure a pain that just isn't fair. His sisters, brother, mother and father have to endure. Not just endure, this a true family farm, which means the cows still need to be milked. Animals need to be fed. Fields need to be tended to.

My kids are safe and my perspective is reset.

It just sucks. The right words just don't exist. There is nothing I can do to ease their pain. They are strong, they must endure but sometimes it all just sucks.
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  • SARIC_33
    Thank you all for your kind words. I am so heartbroken for the family.
    1392 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Sad to hear..and yeah it gives you a different way of looking at things. So few realize that farming is such a dangerous profession.
    1392 days ago
    So sorry for this loss. Prayers for his family and friends.
    1393 days ago
    What an unfortunate way to gain perspective. My condolences.

    ...and you'll be okay, too. Now is your time to re-discover YOU, and find a re-NEWed purpose... and don't abandon that Mom hat just yet... even though they are out of the house, they will still need you to come home to.

    All of you are in my prayers.

    1393 days ago
    Knowing you did a great job with the kids, but remember. A moms job and dad's job never ends after the kids leave, it's just starting again.
    1393 days ago
    And the tears are flowing ! The young adults are happy, the get more freedom, their own place and get to make there own decisions, with that in mind, you see how well you raised them and see there family beginning and your sadness should fade a way.
    1393 days ago
    Being a mom or dad is a hard job, many fun things to do with the kids, many growing pains and alot of great memories! ! Then the time comes and the kids are now young adults, and here's the heart break for you, (see next)
    1393 days ago
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