30 Days of Gratitude — Day 8

Happy Tuesday world. Thank you for visiting to read about Day 8 of my gratitude journey.

Day 8 is dedicated to the child I call “Little Drummer Boy.”

At the beginning of this year, I blogged about empathy. Here’s the link: https://abbiwilderwrites.com/2019/01/20/roots-of-empathy/

In the post, I talk about a child we lost just before Christmas — Little Drummer Boy. This boy brought joy to everyone who met him and, as I said in the earlier post, was a tremendous loss to our community. He had curly hair, wore glasses and pretty much a permanent smile on his face.

Little Drummer Boy was in band class with Budding Scientist #2. About a month before he passed, I watched him and my son perform as part of the pit crew for Lion King Jr. I cried. It made my heart swell to see young ones perform with such enthusiasm.

About a year before that, I helped with Little Drummer Boy’s 12th birthday party.

In one quick instant in December of 2018 he was gone. A bright, smiling, positive face within this world had left.

Dear World: No child, no matter what age, should feel as if they don’t belong in this world anymore.

I’m not going to go into extensive detail. All I can say is that I am extremely grateful for little drummer boy and knowing him when I did. His joy will never be forgotten.

And him, his joy and who he was is part of what has spurred me on my uncertain journey which started around his departure.

Embrace Hope
Abbi 🙂

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