I know he's in a better place...I was bawling because I feel so sorry for myself...I miss my Little Man!
Wow...you think you've cried all the tears in the Oceans, more still flow. We started the day with more sorting and packing up treasures of the daughters. Pirate took more shirts and clothes to the mens' shelter, and found some windshirts with the logo of a dear friend's bar and grill. Donny passed away in 2001, but the pain reared it's head again today. Whole lot of memories and Pirate was actually with Donny on his last fishing trip on 9/11.
Then we got to talking about Boone and it went downhill fast. I had mentioned earlier in the day that since we're getting a storage unit, I didn't see the harm in keeping some of his bigger toys. Boone loved those large stuffed animals you see everywhere and we have a froggy, monkey, cow, and big doggy (I'm keeping big doggy forever) along with a special aardvark. I can't part with them yet. Nor his lead that we fashioned together once he lost his sight to cataracts. Silly things, but treasures.
We also packed some very special items up for Pirate's sister and Amy that were some of the last keepsakes from his Mom. Remember embroidered pillowcases and hand towel? Yes, a very emotional day.
After he came home from the mens' shelter, Pirate shared that a couple of the Vietnam Vets there really got to him. The stare. If you've ever seen it, you know what I mean. All he could do was to respectfully stare back, acknowledge the pain, and bear witness to the fact that those who Serve our country are not being Served.
Thanks to all of you who have gone before us...by sharing your lives you are making it easier for those of us just starting out. Not just the technical stuff...but the emotional aspect. We knew what to expect, so days like today didn't throw us for the loop it could have been. The most important thing Pirate and I can tell any other couple wanting to full time in an RV is to remember to love each other, take care of your Bride, dote on your Beloved, and be best friends. If you have each other, nothing can shake you. And buy lots of kleenex....the roll of paper towels left on the garage shelf will rub your nose raw.