I took a walk tonight. Just a short jaunt around the block. And I remembered walking with you & your short legs that always went triple time so that I had to jog to keep up. You never did learn how to amble. The mosquitoes are out already & I thought about that night in Zimbabwe and really really hoped that I didn’t end up with that many bites. And as I rounded the corner & headed down the home stretch, struggling because I’m so out of shape, I remembered your last Black Friday and watching you try to run into Best Buy at 4 in the morning on legs that were twice their normal size from edema. Yeah, you never did learn to amble.
Tomorrow you will have been gone for seven years. Seven! Wasn’t it just yesterday? Wasn’t it just yesterday that you let me play with my Christmas presents before Christmas (as long as we didn’t tell Daddy)? Wasn't it just yesterday that you took me out for chocolate cake in the middle of the night? Wasn't it just yesterday that you came all the way to visit me in Africa & cleaned out my refrigerator? Wasn’t it just yesterday that you cried at my wedding?
Wasn’t it just yesterday?
Miss you Momcat.
Go here to read my tribute to her on the 5th anniversary of her death.