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So how did it go you might ask? It went very well. We enjoyed a great dinner out away from Arnie's eyes in the next town over. We had lobster. I don't get out much so I wanted to spend a bit more. We covered more about our families and I briefly mentioned the loss I have endured for a long time. She was very kind. We walked for a while enjoying the night air. Then she asked me....Did I think I would ever have a family again? She meant nothing bad but it stung to think it hadn't crossed my mind. I told her I didn't know which was meant by a "I see." I tried to explain that it's something that is hard to think about without experiencing my loss all over again. We finished up the night and I was left doubting I would see her ever again. The ride home for me was confusing we had a great time but the question she asked still lingered in my mind. Could I have a family? Would I be able to leave my wife and daughter in the past? I strained for answers late into the night before finally nodding off with the tv weather man giving me my seven day outlook. A family? My family?

Entry 22 (2009-04-09) — Copyright ©2001-2017 Richard Shane Reinert.

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