"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."
BJKarrer

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday morning breakfast

Who would have ever imagined that making a Sunday morning breakfast would be so difficult? Today, Paul asked me to make breakfast. His request was quite simple; eggs-over easy, bacon, sliced tomatoes and toast. So, of course I made breakfast.

Man was it hard to to. We quite often had Sunday morning breakfast with our sweet Carly. Boy did she LOVE her eggs over easy. Not scrambled and not just plain fried, they had to be over easy for her. She loved to dip her toast in her "dippy eggs"!

Paul and I sat eating breakfast glancing over at Carly's place at the table. Wow..the memories came flooding back full force. This was the breakfast she loved the most. "dippy eggs, toast and bacon". Many tears filled our house this morning. Who would have ever thought that making a simple Sunday morning breakfast would stir up so many emotions? I sure didn't.

We sat through breakfast, not saying much. Of course we knew just what each of us had on our minds. How much Carly would have loved this breakfast. Her very favorite. Finally Paul said, "this is the first time you've made breakfast in a very long time isn't it"? My response,, I just looked at him and said, "yeah, it's been about 5 months.

Sunday morning breakfasts will never again be as they once were.

12 comments:

Tausha said...

I can only imagine how your heart must be breaking. I smiled when I read about the "dippy eggs". That is what I have called them my whole life is "dippy eggs", those are my favorite as well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy Flege said...

so cute about the dippy eggs... just hang on to those wonderful memories you have joany.... still think of you all.. hugs and prayers!

Tina said...

Joany I have been thinking about you whole weekend. You are so often on my mind, Hugs.

Zoey's mom said...

Thinking of you on this Sunday Joany and sending love and prayers.

Kristen said...

There are no parts of life sadder than that. My heart hurts deeply for you ones and Carly's empty spot at the table. *hugs*

Cindy said...

Starting today, in our house, they will always be called 'dippy eggs'. I love that!

e said...

wellll, i almost got a chance meet janet, but life sux and my prayers are with her and her family.

and you? you are a constant. You just keep blogging so I can keep up...i see you struggling but doing everything you can to trudge along.

I admire your efforts!

You'll never hurt my feelings...so stay angry as long as you want. I stayed angry for 15 years once...just to survive. Sometimes we have do things...

just to survive.

all our love,

e

Windmills and Tulips said...

Joany, I've been thinking of you and your family. Hugs and kisses.

Jasmine

Cindy said...

You've been in my thoughts and my prayers.

Ange Aguirre said...

I kind of stumbled over here via someone else's blog. I never knew you blogged otherwise I would have stopped in sooner. I have to tell you, not a day goes by that Carly and your family doesn't cross my mind. I am praying for you often. Much love to you as you continue this difficult journey.

(Emily's Mom from Carepages)

Tracy said...

I couldn't pass strawberries in the grocery store without weeping. It was years. I kept a jar of Miracle Whip for three years because I couldn't bear to toss it out. Some things just always are...even if it's mundane, but eventually they do sting less. Sending good thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you