The title of this post was taken from the song Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton.
Happy Valentine's Day! I say this out of kindness because I really don't like Valentine's Day. It's such a commercial "holiday" and I've never liked feeling pressured to buy something for someone I love on this particular day of the year. Today hasn't been awful and it hasn't been terrific either. Tyler came home from school to find that her hamster, Gizmo, had died. She and Mason were pretty upset. Tyler made a pink duct tape box to bury her in and picked a spot underneath one of the trees in the yard. I hate watching them cry. This is one more thing that was here when Mike was alive and is now gone. Tyler and I had a short conversation that went something like this.
"Honey I'm so sorry. Can you tell me where Gizmo is now?"
"She's in heaven with Dad...and Mel (guinea pig), Sam (bird), Halan (horse she rode last year), and Deb."
"Yes, Sweetie she is."
It makes me really sad that someone her age has dealt with so many losses but I'm so glad I'm here to dry her tears.