Thank Ro(not God) for that Dental Floss tonight


Ro baby. I am going to try to write tonight; but I am tired. I will do my best because I miss you so very much and my mind is anything but still. Today started out o.k. Waking up knowing our reality, is never easy to do. I got up and started working on some things around the house. Organizing things. Very fun. I can tell things like this are going to become an obsession for me. Things that I can control, are very important to me now. Things were so out of control, for so very long, now it is as if I am becoming obsessed with the things I can control. Such as how much I exercise, how much I eat or don’t eat, the perfectly put away laundry….. I cannot wait to start project organization on my closet tomorrow. The once, carefree, chaotic life that we used to live, seems like a fairytale. It is no longer here. Oh, how I long for the chaos that you created. You used to leave my head spinning, but in such a good way. I could never keep up with you and your craziness. So, I just gave in and joined you instead. We were such a perfect match. You were the best little partner in crime. I miss you so much. I don’t like not having a partner in crime anymore. Trying to keep this up, without you, is so boring and dull. And just plain sad.

Ro baby. I didn’t finish that last night. I had to snuggle up with Quinn instead who was sobbing about how badly he misses you. I held him tight for a long time, in the bottom bunk of his bed. I didn’t know what to do; so I just held him and tried to comfort him. I kept telling him how sorry I was, how unfair all of this was, how much I loved him, how strong of a family we are…..but my words were of no comfort to him. I gave in and told him to let it all out, how it was good to cry about you. It ended up being too much, so I in turn, just gave in and cried with him. As soon as he noticed my tears, he sat up and said the words that he’s said to me a thousand times now….”You o.k. Mom?” I wiped my tears away and told him I would be o.k. if he was going to be o.k. He said that he would and we decided to climb up to the top of Liam’s bunk bed to sleep. Liam was snuggled in bed with your Daddy. I fell into another night of restless of sleep, with Quinn by my side.

The weekend is over. It was all pretty much a blur. We had friends over, ran errands, did things around the house, went Inferno Hiking a couple of times….. I had breakfast with my besties this morning. Me and my 3 dolls. Not many laughs, but more tears. It is o.k. though. I know there will come a time when we will laugh like we used to. It’s the friends that stick by your side, during the toughest of times; who you will be with until the end. I’m so lucky to have the girls’ that I do as they are truly the best of the best. I know I say this all of the time, but I wouldn’t be standing here, without them. My sisters for life.

I went to the grocery store tonight. Alone. I hate the grocery store so much. I needed to get things for the week. Once I stepped in the store, the panic took over. My head started spinning and I could not focus on a thing. I filled my cart with fruits, veggies, things to pack for your brothers lunches. I did not have a list, as I thought I could remember what I needed. I used to be so good at that. I knew there was something that I really needed to get at the store. The one thing that I could not forget. I had spent much of the day, reminding myself, over and over, what I needed to get. Once I was at the store, I could not remember what that one thing was; to save my life. I knew it was something to do with toiletries. I walked up and down the aisles, trying to remember what in the fuck it was that I needed. It wasn’t shampoo, soap, face wash, Q-tips…… I was about to burst into tears. Why is my brain not working anymore? This is so not fair. Why are you dead? You are dead and my memory is gone. I used to have a memory like an elephant. Almost photogenic. Just as the tears started to form, I turned down the toothpaste aisle. There it was, Ro! Dental Floss! I’ve never been so happy to see goddamn dental floss in my LIFE!

I made the mistake of going down the toy aisle. There it was. A Star Wars action figure that we never had. A new one. NONONONONONO. I picked it up. I started talking out loud, repeating, “Guy’s Helmet,” over and over just like you used to call them. I took a picture of it. I almost bought it. I had to set that toy down tonight and just walk away. I had to walk away from knowing that I couldn’t buy you that toy tonight and bring it home to you. You would have been so excited and I could almost feel you wrapping your arms around my neck and giving me one of your best kisses. I cannot believe that I cannot have that anymore.

Babydoll. I’ve got to say goodnight. Your daddy is sad and I just don’t know what to do with all of this. Everybody is sad. How can I fix everyone else around me when I am so badly shattered that the simple act of connecting, being attentive, loving, and compassionate to those closest to me, often leaves me locked in a bathroom, lights off, puking my guts out.

Thanks, Fuckwad Cancer for taking my baby away from all of us. I HATE YOU.

G’nite Ro. My babydoll. My “not spicy,” monkey, my blue-eyed boy. I love you to the moon and back.

And P.S. WTF is this thing? It could be the most genius invention, EVER. Way better than the snuggie. Can somebody get me one of these? I would like to put it on and wear it for the rest of my LIFE. Stupid life. But this so made me crack up.

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10 Comments

  1. Laura

     /  August 29, 2011

    Love, thoughts and prayers to your entire family.

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  2. Oh my lawd!!! What in the hell is that thing?!? If it wasn’t such a pretty color it would look totally macrabre. Having said that, I would totally rock that during the cold Michigan winters. =P

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  3. *macabre This is what I get for trying to type a coherent reply before I have my first diet coke of the day. Smh.

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  4. danielle

     /  August 30, 2011

    It’s a body sock. And they’re really warm. Don’t ask me how I know. Lol

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  5. Jaime Harris

     /  August 30, 2011

    I’m glad that ugly, alien-looking sock dress thingy made you laugh!! :) love and hugs to you Maya!!!

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  6. Glenda

     /  August 30, 2011

    Maya,

    It breaks my heart to read about Quinn sobbing for Ro! :(

    It’s so not fair and it sucks!

    Thinking of you, Rockstar Ro, Woody, Quinn
    and Liam.

    Peace & strength
    Xo

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  7. Heather

     /  August 30, 2011

    Lol at that picture!! It looks like her head and legs are in the arms of a sweater and her hands sticking out the headhole…. we could try making one though…. sometimes I think I might use one of these as well but I want to be sipping a really yummy margarita while im in it…

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  8. Amber

     /  August 30, 2011

    Dear Maya,

    It breaks my heart to the core when I heard about what Ronan & your family went through & is going through. I literally can not stop thinking of all of you. I have shed so many tears for Ro
    & your family. We are strangers, yet I can’t help feel like I know you. All that you have shared about Ronan & your family makes me wish I could hug all of you. My Mom lost her battle with Lukemia 16 years ago. I hate cancer as much as you do. I have had 2 miscarriges before I had my son. I feel like I relate to you on so many levels. I am truly sorry for all that you have been through & continue to go through. Though I have lost babies of my own, I still can not even begin to comprehend your suffering. Your Ro & your family have humbled me & makes me want to be a better person. Just know that there are those whom you have never known, are thinking of Ronan & your family. All of you are an inspiration. All of your strengths, weakneses, & courage are changing lives.

    Hugs,
    Amber

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  9. Hahaha. What an awesome sweatshirt. This will definitely provide competition to overrated snuggies. Wish that I could find these somewhere.

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  10. caleb

     /  September 14, 2012

    You know i am only 11 and i think this might be the sadest thing ever sososo sorry about the loss

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