So, here we are. It’s been three years. How can it feel like three months, three minutes and three decades all at the same time?
I woke up at 6:30 and took Ruby for a walk. I couldn’t go back to sleep, so I began to scroll through social media and posted this.
My son came in my room when he woke up. He was visibly upset. He’s very sensitive & emotional, but he’s been pretty even keel for the past two anniversaries. It all hit him today, which broke my heart.
My daughter & I went to Eagles’ Haven at 10a when their program started for the day. They had a remembrance garden set up with tables and candles for each of the 17 victims.
There were stations for bracelet making, chair massage, a smoothie bike, canvas/magnet painting and rock painting. There was also a station with butterflies to paint & decorate for an art installation being created in honor of Alyssa Alhadeff.
As always, I’m glad I went. I always feel so much better & lighter when I’m there. The navigators and staff at Eagles’ Haven have done so much for me and the entire community. I don’t think they’ll ever know how much they mean to all of us.
I got texts throughout the day from friends and family. I wasn’t feeling very talkative, but I responded back to everyone. I appreciate all of the love & support today and every day.