Comments: Random Thoughts on Summer

Damn fine young man you've raised there, damn fine indeed.

Posted by Sean at August 12, 2010 10:16 PM

unsure what happenned on the deathbed, but write it out, process it...as many times as you need to. It might bother you for 3-30 years. It took me 7 to get over some things I found disturbing, mostly the behavior of some folks....

It is what it is....even if it is not right. Grieving is hard work, and everyone does it differently.

I also realize I have no idea what bothered you and I am just assuming, ( which i should not) but it is a guess...

Posted by awtm at August 12, 2010 11:19 PM

I'm with you on that whole "I don't want school to start!" thing :)

It makes me cringe to see the back-to-school stuff on the store shelves and the ads on tv. I want it to be eternally summer.

Posted by PeggyU at August 13, 2010 12:21 AM

What a great young man Ringo is... Made for a misty moment to read that.

Posted by jck at August 13, 2010 06:19 AM

I'm really sorry you are having to deal with more than the usual grief process. As if you needed something extra on your plate. *sigh* I have no idea what it might be, so I will just say, I hope time and distance helps.

School. I'm still not over the "start of school year cringing"... My son is 26 - so it's been a while, but when I read about other people's kids going back to school - it comes flooding right back. Mine was a love/hate relationship. I was ecstatic they were back at school and thus had something to do, but getting my son through the school year... OMG.

As for Ringo - you have raised a terrific young man.

Posted by Teresa at August 13, 2010 11:36 AM

How very sweet, and I'm glad you got to find out before they both got beyond it without you ever knowing. Just so sweet.

As for the school thing, yeah I get that. Even though the boy is home-schooled now, next year he goes to high school and I already have the angst. Bad school years are the reason I home-school. And no, homeschooling is not for everyone, I know that, it is just my way of handling the angst as much as reasonably possible.

Hope all three boys have the best year ever.

Posted by patti at August 13, 2010 04:36 PM

The story about Ringo really touched my heart; I can't imagine how it made you feel.

He did not grow up in a bubble ... his parents have much to do with that.

Posted by Kris, in New England at August 15, 2010 07:07 PM