subject line: thank you

For the days I feel small and mean, and I feel like a cloud hangs over my head.

For the days when my fists clench, and I have to bite back a million hurtful words. The days when I feel most alone, and most like crawling onto my uncomfortable mattress and curling up into a ball and sobbing for the rest of my life. The days when my mouth feels like cotton, and all shut up and closed tight, and I can’t eat anything. When the only thing I want is the only thing that I can’t have. When I just want one more day with her, or one hour, or just to maybe hear her laugh one more time.

Thank you, all you beautiful souls who write emails telling us how you feel. Thanks for sharing your stories, your thoughts and feelings. Thanks for letting me know that I’m not alone.