Today was a hard day for me.
At one point, I was sitting on the couch, curled up with the pillows, staring blankly at the show on the t.v. I’m not sure how long I was sitting there. I could hear the kids playing upstairs, running back and forth, alternating between laughing, yelling, whining, then laughing again. It all was a blur in my head.
Then the kids came downstairs and I heard plans being made to go out front and play with their dad. I wasn’t paying attention, and then…
I felt this small hand stroke my arm slowly. Then it moved up to pat my head, and I turned to see Nik standing there with a small sad smile on his face.
I asked him, “Did you know that I am sad?”
He nodded and gave me a long hug.
And then he was gone.
But that was enough.