My son, David Glasser, was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2016. And there are days I just don’t want to do some of these things.
I don’t want to acknowledge the fact that Davey is gone.
I don’t want to try to find the strength to move forward.
I don’t want to face the issues that I will have to face as I spend the rest of my life here on earth without Davey.
I don’t want to think about the reality that so many other Blue families and friends go through this same nightmare. Too many.
I don’t want to visit his spot in the cemetery – I want to pretend it doesn’t exist.
I want to hear his laugh. Just one more time.
I want to see him pick up his little daughter and throw her in the air.
I want to see him playing basketball in his backyard with son and hear him coaching Micah on how to improve his shot. Just one more time.
I want to see him playing Cornhole and Washers with his sister and her husband in his big backyard every time they came to visit.
I want to see him in the car with his son picking up his dad so all the guys could go to Home Depot – they went there ALOT.
I want to see him on his riding lawn mover with his hat and his headphones on, rocking out to tunes while he cuts the grass of the lawn he loves so much. Just one more time.
I want to see him sitting on my couch with our minnie-pin puppy stretched over his chest, her head up by his so she can lay there and lick his neck. She had a huge crush on Davey.
I want to hear him talking about which Cardinals away game he and the guys are planning to go to this year.
I want to see him wearing the crazy Cardinals hat I bought him as a joke while he tailgates before the game today. Just one more time. I want to see his eyes light up as a huge smile spreads across his face when he and his dad light up a cigar out on the green lawn by the Cardinals stadium. Just one more time.
My heart yearns to go back to a time when all these things were possible….. but my brain knows that’s not going to happen.
Miss you so much, Davey.