In all of our lives, we encounter moments in which we suddenly realize we’re never going to see someone again.
I had such a moment this week.
The oddest part about it was that the days leading up to this moment seemed so normal … so ordinary. I went to work every day. I did chores at home. I went shopping for groceries. I gassed up my car. I ate meals. I read. I lived life with a casual nonchalance.
And while the clock kept on ticking unnoticed …
I thought he was on the mend.
I believed a corner had been turned.
I thought that now there would be plenty of time.
But then …
… suddenly …
… he wasn’t there anymore.
And I realized things would never be the same again.
And that the clocks are always ticking.
I love you, Dad.