Monday, January 30, 2012

Saying goes on.

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.

Disclaimer #2: 
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.

Moving forward:

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,
at home.

This day sucked.


  1. God will give you strengthen My sweet friend! I am praying for that! Love you and your family! My heart aches for you!!! See you Tuesday evening at swim and I will be there for your tears...and I know I am gonna have some to shed of my own. god bless you tonight and try to get some rest!

  2. I am SO, SO sad with you guys! What a beautiful bundle she is, and I can only imagine how heart wrenching this is!

  3. I want to say I don't know how you do it, but that's not true. I do know. It's because you are a beautiful person inside and out. I'm so sad for you right now, but I know she will always be with you in your big, big heart.