Dec 8, 2018 at 12:37 PM
The wailing moan of grief and distress from the phone receiver gouged at my heart.
Weeping tears, sobs of sorrow while gasping from breath between the utterances of half spoken words, making no sense at all, caused my mind to kick into over-drive of worse case scenarios.
“Is my mother all right?” I asked.
No cognitive answer, more groaning and sniffles.
“Sweetheart, calm down, take a deep breath and tell dad what’s wrong.”
Between another fit of whimpering she managed to utter, ” I just don’t know what to do!!”
Followed by a renewed lamentation of bawling tears.
“Do about what, Honey?” I asked, struggling to keep a comforting tone, attempting to suppress the dramatic thoughts racing through my mind. “Please!” I begged to my 14 year old daughter Nia, “Just tell me what’s happen,” triggering another ten minute bout of groaning moans of sobs, giving way to an additional round of tears and sniffles.
Finally she took the deep controlled breath and announced the cause of this dismal condition, “Blake moved out of state and I didn’t get to say good bye!” she cried and the water works continued.
Blake the Snake.
That’s what I called my daughters first little boyfriend.
He reminded me too much of myself and that isn’t always a good thing.
Now just like me when I kept getting in trouble in school, he got sent to another state until he got his act together.
I can’t lie…there was that side of me that was ecstatic!!
Blake’s little ass was finally outta here!!
But I kept that to myself, knowing what we adults call puppy love is as real as it gets to my daughter and her broken heart.
So in comforting daddy mode, I assured her it will be all right, allowed her to cry all she wanted, related to her hurt and pain and attempted to sooth her sadness.
I’m glad she knows that she can always cry to me and that no matter what she will forever be daddies little girl.