As we move toward the second anniversary of Dave’s death, the pain of permanence is growing. Here are some of my thoughts from last year. In some ways the 2d year has been tougher than the first year.
May 18, 2016 blew up my world – thrusting me into a dark, confusing, very sad place. A place of grief. A place I never wanted to go.
I have had other people very close to me die – my mother, father and older brother.
But this was not the same. Not even close.
My son, David Glasser, a Phoenix Police officer, was killed in the line of duty. And I can’t even explain how much worse it has been compared to other deaths in my family.
Yes, last year was a very tough year of ‘firsts’.
But now the pain of permanence has set in. The reality of life long-term without Davey doesn’t seem possible. Because, after a year, I know what that life feels like.
Now I know how empty his birthday feels without him.
I know what Christmas and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are like…
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