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A sad day in the life of Mr Mom. Today saw the end of a beautiful relationship. One that has spanned the last nine years. We would meet in the kitchen every single morning. A definite friend. One that will be forever missed

I can not believe how incredibly sad I am. Not devastated but just sad, like when someone eats the last bowl of ice cream and doesn’t share with you.

Darrell could not believe it happened either and knew that the loss was going to affect my days for a long time to come.

The memories we shared from the very first day of arrival. The thoughtfulness that was put into the very essence. A gift from my children, lead by the oldest of course. It was for fathers day and a gift from all of our children.

My beloved coffee mug that was signed by all of my children, is now gone. He had a good fight and was a friend through thick and thing.

Hot water and lemon he held when I was sick with the flu. Hot milk with salt when I could not sleep.Hot chocolate when I was being bad, and soup when I wanted something easy to hold while watching the tv. But he will be ever missed in the morning when filled with hot water to warm him, and then filled with that morning breath, the essence of life, the glorious morning coffee.

You were in my hand when we first witnessed our little guy say his first words, you were there when we watched the “Guatemalan Mutt” pee on the floor right in front of us. You were recently there while we built the kids fort out back. You have held some of my families favorite soup recipes. You have secretly held “special cream” on those celebratory mornings. You have spiced up my Christmas with a little rum and eggnog.

No one else ever drank from you, no one dared to understand you. In a world where so little is treasured, you were among the most treasured items I owned, for the memories you carry for me and the memories of my kids’ eyes when I opened you for the first time.

It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to you old friend. You have been a good loyal friend. Thank you for all the great times, memories and for being there through the good and bad. RIP my friend.

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