My Very Handsome Valentine Date

February 14, 2015 at 9:33 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Life beyond parenting, Memoir, Single Parent, Sons) (, , , )

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After the death of my husband ,I always tried to take my son Levi out once a week. It started on valentines day. I was sad because this was my first holiday since Jerry has passed away from complications of diabetes.

I thought” I am not going to sit here and feel sorry for myself when I have a very handsome date playing in his bedroom”. We both changed clothes and went out to a nice dinner at Burger King( okay, my date was four years old). Then we went to the toy store to shop after dinner.Levi chose a match box car to add to his growing collection.

Most of Levi’s friends had two parents,being a single parent, Levi knew I could not afford the nicer toys so he didn’t ask me for them.

On my seven year anniversary, Levi and I went out to dinner and a movie. it was nice to get out for the evening- I didn’t stay home feeling sorry for myself and get depressed.I felt I could still have a fun evening plus I had a very handsome date.

Happy Valentines day to all my friends and family. make it a special day shared by those you hold near and dear. hug your kids extra tight and tell them how much they mean to you. I am glad I made everyday count with Levi for one day in July 2007, my life was forever changed again with the death of my son. he was only 20.

Revised excerpt

Healing in the Storms.


1 Comment

  1. lbeth1950 said,

    I hope you have a good day.


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