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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

I remember Mario

The theme this week at the Fibro is endings .....


I remember the look of pride and sheer joy in his eyes as he placed his hand on her swollen stomach. ‘My little Piranha’ he said.

They smiled at the private joke, sharing a moment of complete happiness amid the chaos and noise of a family get together.

The plate of food lay forgotten on the table as he crouched down to talk to the young boy playing with his Action Man
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Seeing her brother being paid so much attention caused the little girl to forget her shyness of this big man with the big voice. She toddled towards him and gently touched his face, ‘kiss’ she said as she lent forward and placed her lips where her fingers had been.

He looked at me and smiled. ‘This is what it’s all about’ he said without words, ‘this is who I was meant to be’.

When the phone call came early the next morning it made no sense at all. Years have passed and it still makes no sense.

He never met his beautiful girl. She didn’t get to kiss his cheek.

But while she may not have her own memories, as long as I remember, she will have mine.





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15 comments:

Georgina Illingworth said...

Oh thats so sad. Is it sad? I got a sad vibe. But really well written. Just lovely

Sarah Mac said...

Thanks Georgina and yes, you were right, it is sad.

It's the story of the last time I saw my Brother in Law. My sister was 6 months pregnant with their first child.

He died very suddenly and unexpectedly that night.

The children in the story are mine

Stella Orbit said...

A poignant memory. Beautifully told. What a sad story.

Romina Garcia said...

So beautiful yet so very sad. You have a gift x

Vicky said...

what a precious memory... so beautifully told.. Thank you for sharing it with me. :)

Suzi said...

Oh that is so sad but with your writing you have turned it into something so very beautiful at the same time. Thankyou for sharing such a special and important memory.
xx

mum in meltdown said...

Wow that truly had me wondering!! Glad you cleared it up in the comments. just so, so sad but put down in words so well.
Hi, found you via Grumpinator hope you don't mind. Will be following. Loved the previous post for completely different reasons too LOL

Maggie said...

RIP Mario - such a lovely man - huge hugs to you all xxxx

Claire said...

That's a fab piece of writing, very touching. Sorry to hear it's a personal story, that must have been awful for your family. It's always the best and worst of life that inspires great writing. X

Sarah Mac said...

Thank you all. I kind of wrote this and then went away and left it for a bit. It's really lovely to see all your comments.

InkPaperPen said...

An incredibly sad story, Sarah. Mario sounds like an amazing man, such a shame he didn't get to meet his little one. Gill xo

Sarah Mac said...

He was pretty amazing Gill.

Rachel Faith said...

So moving, what a sad story.

Sarah Mac said...

Thank you Rachel

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

So well-written, and the story behind it is just tragic.

Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.