I am in a very long season.
My son, David Glasser, was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2016. My world turned upside down and then crumbled before it exploded. You get the picture. It caused an earthquake in my life that was 10.0 on the Richter scale and the after shocks just keep coming. There has been a domino-effect in all areas of my life these last 6 years and the dominos just keep falling.
The fall-out hasn’t stopped. And now I realize that it never will. My life here on earth will always be missing Davey. Every holiday, his birthday along with every person’s birthday in my family, every family and friend gathering and every anniversary will have a hole – a 6’5″ hole.
Before Davey’s death, I often would write something like “praying that God will give you peace and strength during this season of grief’ on sympathy cards to people who had lost someone they loved. I don’t write that anymore because grief is not a season that will have an end for people like me. Grief is now a permanent part of my life here on earth. I will be feeling the affects of losing Davey until the day I walk into my forever home in heaven, hand in hand with Jesus. Only then will my grieving be over.
I am gradually getting used to the pain and loss of Davey’s death. I’m growing used to watching my hopes and dreams for my life with Davey continue to be blown away in the cruel wind of reality.
I’m getting used to missing Davey.
But that doesn’t stop the tears as my long season of grief continues year after year.
Miss you, Davey.
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