If Only You Were Here


This blog post was written for Write Tribe's 100 word challenge with the prompt of "If only you were here."

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe


If only you were here, I’d be raising a daughter instead of two sons. It’s still hard to accept that your death 21 years ago was a tragic accident that would never have happened if the doctor had been more careful. But no matter how much grief I’ve suffered, with all its overwhelming emotions of anger and sadness, nothing will bring you back. I try to be grateful for the present and appreciate all of the good things in life. Still, it’s hard not to wonder about what might have been, my sweet daughter Laura.

If only you were here.

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  1. This is heart-breaking, Cat. Love and hugs .......

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    1. Thanks, Corinne. It isn't the heart wrenching grief that it was in the early days. More of a quiet sadness. The prompt certainly did bring some of that sadness out though.

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  2. So sorry to know about your daughter Cathy!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jini. Much appreciated. It's a quiet sadness that is always there and I do tend to do the "If only" scenario from time to time.

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  3. Sending you loads of love and hugs... It breaks my heart just reading this..

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    1. Thanks, Bhavya. It's just a quiet ache now but that prompt certainly did bring out my sadness about not having my daughter. I didn't mean to get all depressing with everyone.

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  4. Very sorry to hear about your loss , love and hugs to you ...

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    1. Thanks, acreativebay. Much appreciated.

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  5. So sorry for your loss. She will live on in your memories forever. A heartbreaking 100 words that I can personally identify with.

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  6. So sorry for your loss. She will live on in your memories forever. A heartbreaking 100 words that I can personally identify with.

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  7. It broke the heart. It's one of the most emotional one I've read and am sorry for your personal loss. But, I am sure she is the angel that looks after you.

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