Saying Hi

“And I go back to the loss of a real good friend
and the 16 summers I shared with him.
Now ‘Only The Good Die Young’ stops me in my tracks.
Every time I hear that song,
I go back.”

Kenny Chesney

 

“You think Lee will say hi today?” asked Fiancé this morning while peering out the window.

He must have noticed the puzzlement on my face because he quickly continued – “It’s supposed to thunderstorm today,” he said.

Since Lee’s passing seven years ago today, Fiancé has continually calmed my nerves and thwarted my fears in regards to thunderstorms by saying thunderstorms were just Lee saying hi – similar to when I was much, much younger and my mother would tell me the angels were bowling. Since I’m not a fan of bowling, the idea of Lee saying hi has always been much more pleasant, especially on a day like today – the anniversary of his death.

Currently, it is storming – over “Celebration” by Madonna on the local radio station and the sound of my fingers striking the keyboard, I can hear thunder from my office. I can hear Lee saying hi, and it’s a sweet sound – a celebration of his life of sorts.

Rest in peace, my friend.

 

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2 responses to “Saying Hi

  1. Jill

    I like to think of it the same way, although sometimes it’s hard. Congratulations to you and your fiancee on your upcoming marriage. It makes me happy to see one of Lee’s cherished friends doing so well – Jill

  2. Jaimee

    I like that way of thinking about thunderstorms. They have made me think of Lee for the past seven years, but I never thought of them as him saying hi. I’ll never be bummed out about a stormy day again. -Jaimee

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