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Day 26

We should have been in Auckland.
We should have been in the hotel with your Mom and Christina close by having spent their first 12 hours in New Zealand.
We should have been asleep preparing for a 5 hour drive back to Hawkes Bay.

We should have been.

I miss you more than anything. Second to that is being without the baby.
Coming home at night after spending the day with family is the worst.
The baby falling asleep seconds that.
You should have been here.

Moe mai ra taku aroha.


Coffeebot said…
I just heard about Larry today, and just wanted you to know that he was a real part of the LW community. When I was starting out, he was there with more than one piece of advice.
He will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss, but you've made a beautiful tribute to him with this page. I commend your strength for writing almost everyday.


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