Saturday, January 8, 2011

Three

The envelope was addressed to just three of us:

To Tricia, Tucker, and Tyler

And I thought to myself, "That's strange. Why not all of us? Why isn't Robb's name on the envelope? Why not all four of us?"

And reality came crashing back.

Because it's not for him. There are three of us now.

Tricia, Tucker, and Tyler.

3 comments:

Terry said...

three of you here dear tricia and three plus one[jesus] waiting for you at the house.....love from terry

thewonderfulhappens said...

I imagine these kinds of realizations will be crashing down on you for months. It is so hard to process something so unexpected like this.

Suzanne said...

Tricia,
We don't know each other, but you know a dear friend of mine, Heather Gerke. She couldn't help but share your story with me. I've been reading your posts and reliving my own heartache. This post "Three" keeps playing through in my mind. Five years ago my 4 year old son died in the month of October. Just 2 short months later our mailbox was a flury with Christmas cards addressed to just 3 of us. Worse than that for me though, was how to sign my own cards. If I left Austin's name off it's like he didn't exist, but of course I couldn't sign his and pretend he wasn't gone from this Earth. It still hurts my heart to think about it. I am praying for you and for the hole in your heart as so many people are. I pray for strength and peace and love...