“I love you, my long lost almost mother… My love for you IS unconditional, but your presence in my life is not. All I know, is that it hurts less when I am away. I know you hurt, and I hurt too. My plan was never to hurt you, or get revenge. However, I could not keep accepting your rejection.”
“From the moment we strode in, to the moment we left, we were in tears. I don’t mean little, drippy tears. I mean big, fat, mascara stained tears. Some whispered as they watched. The ‘Indian Prince’ Doctor nervously smiled. The entire chemo ward waited to see what would happen next. We weren’t crying in pain. Oh no. We were laughing so hard we were crying. I remember being here with my husband after he was diagnosed. I was nervous how I’d feel. But you know – go big or go home.”
“I was thinking to myself it was going to be an epic fail once he felt the stockings. I was wrong!”
“And then I looked at my blue-eyed, dirty-headed baby girl just smiling from ear to ear.”
“I was driving around Evansville, Indiana, and saw a billboard for what I thought was the Red Hot Chili Peppers coming to The Victory Theatre in August. I didn’t get a great look at the billboard.”
Yes, he has a messy life. I have a messy life too. We all do! It would have been easy to ignore Mark.