Wanted a hug
This has been a horrifying year, to say the least. My Mom died in February, and my dad in May. Our family dog got hit by a car and died. Two months later my best friend went to sleep and never woke up. Got laid off and, still no hopes for a job. Though I have been trying. Walk around like a zombie because, except for my 4 kids, I have nothing. They have given me hope and, the will to move forward. I cry all of the time and try hard to remember the good things in life.
That was me a month ago. Today, standing inline at Sobeys, I was triggered by a image and memories of my mom came flooding back. Every emotion I held deep inside came out. Didn’t make a scene by any means, just cried and with my mask on it helped hide my emotions. A lady two people ahead, kept looking back at me. Looking down, but can see her staring. I looked up and she was standing next to me. Asked me what was wrong and I told her. She leaned in and hugged me. She actually hugged me, a hug I needed sooo bad. Gone was the Covid scare and, rules. She whispered in my ear. I know, we’re at times where this isn’t allowed but, we need to stop and think on what a person in crisis needs. So, I hope you don’t mind me doing this. I didn’t. People whispered but, she didn’t care. Felt sooo good for once this year. Never knew her name but thanks sooo much. I feel like I can move on now..