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Friday, November 12, 2010

Falling Leaves

The Fall is no longer the season it used to be for me. Leaves changing colors, preparing for the Holidays and lots of weekend gaming. As an adult it has become a season of remembrance.

I lost my training sergeant in an off-duty incident in the fall of 1997 - shot and killed with his own gun. Rest well Fitz.

9-11 was on the cusp of the fall, and not only did my department lose 23 officers, and the nation lost thousands of citizens, but my core group of friends (and former gaming group) lost one of out own that day. Be at peace, Paul.

Today, my son's mother would have been 38. She was taken from us way too young. I will never be able to fill her shoes, but I try. No worries Min, he's in good hands.

Before you know it, winter will come and go, and spring will return. Sometimes you need to remember what you've lost to truly value what you have left.


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5 comments:

  1. That does sound like a very challenging season, indeed. Keep on keepin' on.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am deeply sorry for your loses. Rest well to Fitz, be at peace to Paul and I betcha anything, you're doing a darn good job. I'm sure Min would be proud.

    -Ivy

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  3. @Christian - it is, but all in all, still less stressful then the years I spent working retail ;)

    @The Happy Whisk - I'm working on it. I was as prepared as NY States Lt. Governor was to be Governor - not very ;)

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  4. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes to you and yours. I will never forget.

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