Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Just BREAK MY HEART Whydontcha!

Every night after dinner, weather permitting, I kick my kids outside.

Well, OK, I don’t necessarily KICK them outside, they usually simply jump up from the table, grab the phone, call a bunch of friends over, and head out the door.

A couple of nights ago, when it was time to come in for the night, Alec flew through the front door and said all in one breath, ‘MOM! I made a new friend tonight! His name is Bob*, he’s 12 and his Mom died this morning.’

I had been doing dishes at the time, and turned around at his words. I was so shocked, I didn’t even notice the suds and water dripping from my hands onto the dog’s head at my feet.

I figured I hadn’t heard him correctly, so I asked, ’Pardon me?’

He repeated his sentence, and added, ‘She died at 8am, and he’s going to be staying with his grandparents, just down the street!’

So the rest of the conversation went something like this …

Me: OMIGOD! WHAT? Where’s his dad?

Alec: He’s overseas in the military.

Me: So he’s not here. He wasn’t here, with his son, when his wife died?

Alec: Nope

Me: Well … what happened to his Mom? Was she sick? Was it an accident?

Alec: I don’t know, he didn’t say, just that she died at 8am this morning.

So this kid was at his grandparents house, just walking the streets in the dark, all by himself, on the day his mom died L

I can’t imagine what this poor kid is going through.

I know he’s with his grandparents, but with his dad away, he must be feeling just so … alone.

Just BREAK MY HEART whydontcha!

Today, after school, Alec is going to see if he can find him.

He knows where he’s staying, so he’s going to go get him after school to see if he wants to ‘hang out’ with him and the boys.

I don’t know this kid. Have never seen him before in my life.

But I’m thinking, he might be able to use some friends right about now.



Sue said...

OMG! :-(

Kim's Korner said...

Yeah. That's what I thought :-(

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