burgess jenkins

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I wanna show you what I got Billy for Valentines Day. It is not your typical gift, but, I think he’ll like it. See, it’s a tea rose bush. What you do is you plant it in the spring and then by May, it just blossoms with all these tiny little pink roses. Today is his daughter’s birthday. Tea roses were her favorite. I’m not going to give it to him until tomorrow. I don’t want to make this day any harder for him. I saw him this morning looking through old photos on his phone. He didn’t know I was there. He tries to make it seem like he’s okay, that he’s not hurting anymore but the pain is all just still right there under the surface. I mean, I wish I could just hold him and grab him and make all the pain go away but I know I can’t. That little girl, she meant everything to him. There’s no getting over that. There’s no getting over losing your child.