If you have never seen Steel Magnolias, you need to stop reading
and go rent it, or Hulu it, or something....otherwise, this post won't
be the same.
If you have seen Steel Magnolias and don't understand why it is one
of the greatest movies of all time - stop reading also.
I can no longer be your friend because your emotional compass is whack.
I would like to tell you that Meleah's last day with us
was a fabulous day of high quality family time.
It was a Monday -
the kids had school.
Mike had work.
and I had the huge weekend pile of laundry.
In a lot of ways, the morning was just like any other.
Mia, (the dog) was in her usual spot for Meleah's morning nap.
Mike came home and stayed with Meleah.
I went to pick up the kids at lunch time.
We drove through McDonald's for Happy Meals.
It didn't work.
No one was happy.
We couldn't even eat our fries...
as soon as we were all at the table together,
the tears started.
We cried the ugly cry,
as my friend Heather calls it.
The kind from Steel Magnolias -
the kind where you aren't sure if you should fall in a heap,
or try to pull it together in case you really can die from a broken heart.
When the social worker came - we closed the door on her and pulled it together,
The social worker was not well received.
We passed Meleah around several times for hugs and kisses.
We watched the car drive away and cried some more.
Later in the afternoon - Michael had to be back at school for the basketball game.
It would have been great if they won -
something positive about this day,
but they lost their first game of the season,
This day sucked.