Dawn Approaches

Dawn approaches was written on July 11th, 2016. Two years have passed since I wrote it.  I can still remember being frozen still at the airport as the words flooded into my head and I decided to write them down. My brother died 6 days later.

Dawn Approaches.

Dawn approaches. The light is breaking through.
All around me weary but excited travelers are waiting to board their flights.
The noise of happy chatter is deafening.
I can barely hear my thoughts but this is a blessing.
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Everyone here seems excited with anticipation for what awaits them upon landing.
Some are traveling for work.
Most are traveling for pleasure.
A few perhaps for new beginnings.
My heart is breaking because I am traveling for an ending.
To be there at the end.
I’m terrified someone will ask me why I am flying for fear that I may have to speak the words. “My brother is dying.”
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Everyone is praying for a miracle.
In my heart, I know that the miracle has been the last ten months.
Now it is time for a different type of miracle.
The miracle of a peaceful end and our lives continuing.
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In the next few days, there will be a new dawn.
It will be a less rich dawn and we will have to learn to live again.
Life without a brother and a brother in law, a son and a son in law, a husband, an uncle, a nephew, a cousin and a friend.
Dawn approaches.
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We are still learning to live again. I think perhaps we always will be. More about our journey can be read about here Life is for Living.
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Author: catcandothat

I like to write, read, knit, cook, travel, dye my hair, obsess about genealogy and I'm learning to code. In my spare time, I have a full-time job and family to care for. I have previously written as Lentils

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