Sometimes it’s the little things that get you.


On a dark and rainy day last week I picked up my phone and started scrolling through Facebook.

There’s a lot wrong with that platform and what it’s become, but it’s still the best way I know to keep up with family and old friends.

I have a SIL who plays those silly games and repeatedly answers all the questions you shouldn’t …. and while I don’t usually pay attention to that password phishing nonsense? This one got my attention.



Not for the question itself. My SIL has lost her husband, her mother, her father and her brother so I didn’t expect to be surprised by her answer.

But I was.



Because even though she’d lost a lot of her family? My SIL chose to hug my late mother….

And damn it, that made me cry.



15 thoughts on “Sometimes it’s the little things that get you.”

  1. I don’t know if you’ve heard of BILY (Because I Love You) gifts, but those often make me cry, too.

    And don’t accuse me of being a crier. My pragmatic, slightly autistic husband squeezed most of my tears out of me. Hard to cry when you literally get no response.

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