I Saw Grief In a Father’s Eyes Today
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
Today Skip and I met up with an old friend of his. We haven’t seen him for years.
We told him that Tommy had died, and I saw pain instantly appear in his eyes. His son died just months before Tommy died. I saw the grief in his eyes, on his face.
I could tell the grief made it almost impossible for him to speak. I knew how he felt … I’m on that same road in my life. I didn’t press him to talk … I told him I was so sorry from my Heart. His son was only 36 years old.
I could almost ‘see’ the grief … I looked at him … I sensed his mind was so full of unspoken grief. It didn’t feel good looking at him … I sensed he hasn’t come as far as I have in coping. Actually, it hurt me to look at him.
I know no other way of describing what I saw, and what I sensed. He wasn’t the same person I remember. The light was gone that always seemed to be in him years ago.
His eyes were so … full of pain. I saw what people must have seen in my eyes … gracious. It hurts me at this moment thinking about his eyes. I saw raw grief in a father’s eyes today.
Author’s Note: Photo/true account of how meeting up with pure/raw grief today affected me … owned, written by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee. My Heart feels so sad for that father.