Picking Up the Pieces

In the early days of this painful journey since my son, David Glasser who was a Phoenix Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty, I realized that I needed to look up….

and focus my eyes on the future. I knew I couldn’t do this alone so I had to look up to God who could give me the strength and wisdom I needed to move forward into that future.

With tears rolling down my face, I had to pick up the pieces of my heart that were smashed and broken when Davey died on May 18, 2016 and figure out my next steps.

Because I was still living….

and there was more life happening.  There was much more ‘life’ coming my way.  And this was true of all of my family, friends and Davey’s squad – everyone who felt some of the light in their world go out on May 18, 2016 still had a life to live.  God had a purpose for why we are still breathing.

I didn’t have to look any farther than my two little fatherless grandchildren to be reminded that their whole lives were in front of them.  They had just begun.  And I wanted to be a fun and positive part of their future.

I looked at my daughter and her family and I knew that we had many great times filled with precious moments ahead.

I recently published a book on Amazon, “Then I Looked Up: Losing a Child, Finding His Legacy of Love”. It’s the story of Davey’s life, the night he died and my journey of survival since then. We had a book launch party in Phoenix last month and I got to see several of Davey’s squad members and other Blue family members who were in my book and have been so important to me in this journey. It’s times like these that remind me how the future is a good place it be. It gives us countless opportunities for special times which make priceless memories.

In the middle of all the pain and loss and grief of this journey of survival, I have figured out how to move positively into the future.  I haven’t left Davey behind – I have taken him and all of my cherished memories of him with me. He loved people and he was all about having fun.  He would want all of us to fill our days with love, making new memories.

Davey will always be a part of what is happening – even in the future.  Because he is a part of us.

And we will never forget.

Miss you, Davey.

Love you

2 responses to “Picking Up the Pieces”

  1. I am so glad that you wrote this book Judy. It is so good to know that you have been able to share the nightmare that you went through and I know it has helped many others who have lost a child; no matter how young or old they might be. God Bless You and Your Circle of Family and Friends always. Love you.


    1. Thank you, Cindy! Love you💙💙


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