Oops, I did it again

Lynn | Thoughts & Reflections | Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I did it again. I just bought something and thought to myself, “Rhys would have thought this was pretty cool.” It’s very strange how we continue to ponder what our sons (or daughters) would think about some benign action that we take as we move through our lives without them. I hear a song, or see something in a store, or make a purchase, or see something in his daughter about which I think Rhys would really have something to say. Then I pause and think to myself, “I guess I’ll never know about that.”

What’s odd is that our son is stuck at that one age. We knew what he would think about all kinds of things at that age. But our minds play tricks on us. We see Rhys’ friends making grown-up adult decisions and having adult opinions about everything. We always wonder what Rhys’ opinions would have become. And that my friends, is the saddest part. What would our son have become? What would we be talking about on a Saturday afternoon? Would we have feared multiple deployments? Would we talk about the economy? Kids? Parenting?

We had the joy of watching our son grow into a young man with grown-up responsibilities. But the story stopped in the middle. In our view here in the world, the story is not finished.

But of course, the here and now part of the story is finished. The story continues for Rhys in his heavenly home, where he waits our eventual arrival. He is living a new chapter. How we long to discuss that part of the story with Rhys! And we will someday. It will seem like the blink of an eye and we will wonder why it seemed so hard at the time.

Once again we are reminded that joy comes in the morning…the dawn of a new day, a new beginning, a new life; more joyous than anything we could have imagined on this little place we call home.



Account Executive at Sika Sarnafil
Lynn is an accomplished writer and business professional with a BA in English, an MBA, and JD degrees from prestigious Universities. Lynn has worked in the construction industry for 35 years.

She is also the mother of an American Hero. Her only child, Sgt. Rhys W. Klasno was killed in action on "Mother's Day," 13 May 2007 in Haditha, Iraq. Read her American Hero Tribute Blog and check out her Roofing Solutions Wonderkid Blog

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  1. Yes, what a glorious time it we be when……………………., “It will seem like the blink of an eye and we will wonder why it seemed so hard at the time”.

    “Ops I did it again” is thought provoking and gives insight to yours and many other parents everyday living. Thank you for sharing this!
    Love you,

    Comment by Patsy McKee — March 30, 2010 @ 7:49 am

  2. We send our Mother’s Day Love with following joint thoughts: Mother’s Day changes for all of us as the years go by. Mother’s Day may not be what you would have wished for you and your family, so we can only speak for ourselves when we say how happy we are to have you in our lives, and what a smart (and lucky) soul Rhys is to have chosen you for his Mother during his time on this earth.

    Comment by Cid, Sandra and Carol — May 7, 2010 @ 9:34 am

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