Special request by @leanwithitwriting. If you have time, send a little love their way today.
Warnings: death, anxiety, childhood abuse, drug use, alcoholism
After fifteen years, you’d think the wound would burn a little less. Sure, sometimes you daydreamed about all the classic “dad moments,” the ones you’d never experience: high school and college graduations, your wedding, finally growing into the person you’d always imagined yourself to be. But you buried those thoughts as quickly as they came, and soon the sting regressed to a dull throb, alongside your steadily beating heart.