Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dinner

Tonight, without putting down her chicken or corn, and without looking me in the eye - Audrey asked, in her choppy way of new language:

"Au drey
Ap pa
Come
Oooome?"

I sat down next to her.  "No, honey, I'm so sorry.  Remember, Appa can't come home anymore.  Appa's all gone."

"Ap pa
Gone..."

she said quietly.

1 comment:

  1. oh Julia.
    You don't know me at all and i've only been lurking here a little bit, but this...this is just heartbreaking.

    i don't know where you find the strength...

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