It Doesn’t Have to Be Awkward

I ran into someone I haven’t seen in over a year. It was awkward.

It doesn’t have to be awkward.img_1978

Unless youre a total stranger to me (or haven’t been reading my blog) you know that my son was murdered.

News travels fast and bad news travels faster.

I can give you some pointers of what to say, and what not to say.

If you know me and haven’t seen me since my son died, it would be very kind and not the least bit awkward for me if you were to say ” it’s been awhile since I’ve seen you, I heard about the loss of your son, I’m very sorry.”

If you know his name, say it.

It’s Billy.img_1967

That’s it.

Those 5-10 seconds may be awkward for you, but for me, they are life giving.

You remember that I have a son who is not on this earth anymore. You took the time to acknowledge him and say his name.

I promise I won’t cry but just in case I was already having a hard day and a few strays trickle down, it’s okay.


They must have needded to fall.

That’s not awkward.

Tears are normal

Thank you for remembering my son.

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