Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I could have lived without that

Last night...

[Phone rings]

Me: "Hello."

Caller: "Hello, may I speak to Marilyn, please?"

Me: "This is her son, Jess. May I ask who's calling?"

It turned out to be an old high school friend of hers, calling to catch up. So I got to take a trip back to last year, explaining to her how my Mom was gone. Apparently, this friend of hers isn't doing so well, either. When I said, "I'm sorry to have to tell you, but she passed away," her old friend said, "I'm not far behind her."

So sad to tell people that someone has died, especially when it involves briefly revisiting the loss of my Mom. That's the problem with having had the best Mom ever--the loss is that much more acute. So, one more time... and I hope that's the last one. *sigh*

8 comments:

Greg said...

I don't envy you having had to tell her that.

Dantallion said...

I'm sorry for your loss - I can only imagine how difficult that must be do have to revisit. Thanks for that. It's been a long time since I talked to my Mom. I think I might call her and see if she wants to grab lunch sometime.

David said...

How horrible. And the "not far behind her" comment, how do you even reply to that?

Knottyboy said...

Dammit sweetness. But how are they to know. Seems like these satellites re-enter our "atmosphere" and bring some bad weather in their wake.
Hugs,
k

PatCH said...

Sounds like a very difficult conversation to have, indeed.

*hugs*

Jess said...

Thanks, everyone.

MzOuiser said...

Wow, sorry hon. Hard stuff.

joey said...

Does it get easier? Yes. The good memories are what get us through.