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.