Awakened Reality - Original Writing

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Awakened Reality
She was lovely behind all her imperfections and emotions. Someone I loved so dearly. Flashbacks of our memories spent together made it seem as if she was still here. We had our ups and downs but I would not trade it for any other day. She was my wife, my companion, the mother of my child, she was Laura Freedman.
It was the morning of the funeral, everyone dressed in black. After the long week of hell, I picked myself up and put on my black suit. The words, “How did this happen, what do I do from here?” filled my head, second after second. It has been 7 days since my wife had her incident. “You almost ready Ben?” Janice calls from the doorway of my room. Janice has been a big help ever since we found Rose. Not only was she my wife’s student, but a friend and nanny in desperate times. “I’ll be there in a second,” I replied. I was nowhere near ready and did not think I’d ever be. Last thing I wanted to do was attend this funeral. For the next few months, I could only imagine the “I’m sorry for your loss” from every person I encounter. One of my biggest pet peeves is having people feel sorry for me. I was the one who tried to keep the family together now it seemed as if I was weak. Innocent little Rose had no idea what her future would hold and I had no idea of how I was supposed to tell her about her mother. Good thing I still have time. As I took one last look in the mirror I gave myself a pep talk before things got real. “Just because it’s over does not
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