This is life. Right now. Breathe.

He sat down on the couch next to me. He gave me a tissue. “It’s ok, Katie. It’s ok to be sad some.” He reminded to me breathe. He lifted his hands above his head as I would see him do so many times and he said “Deep breath, JT. You’ve got to breathe some.”

Further Testing

Sometimes people told us we were doing the right thing. Encouraged us to believe we could know a poor outcome was inevitable. Should see ourselves as agents of mercy. I never bought it.

Brave, the Way He Taught Us to Be

“You should come and visit again” Pa told me one day in September when I called. “It might be the last time we see each other.”