It was Sept 18th. I’d found out the day before that I was to be executor of the estate after all. The following Monday, I had a family phone meeting regarding the discharge of my brother. After three months, he was to return home for in-home therapy and care. The phone rang. The parent on the other end of the phone was calling to tell me that his daughter, my niece, had died. Murdered. Domestic Violence. I sat completely numb on the sofa for hours. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t think. All I could do was sit in shock. How could this happen? How could another awful thing happen? Had the world finally gone crazy? Over the edge?

My friend said to me, “I don’t know how you keep getting back up after each blow.” I replied, “I take it one day at a time. All we have is today, and it is a gift. I woke up, so I need to be present and see this day through. Even if that is just sitting, numb, on the sofa, for several hours.”

I will go as slow as I need to with the executor crap and drag my feet when I want to. My brother is home now with a refrigerator full of food and Lyft rides set up for him to use. I canceled his mail forward, so he is in charge of his mail again. And my niece… I can fight for her, for women’s rights, for victims of domestic violence, for women to be leaders and present everywhere. I found out about my niece’s murder on the same day the notorious RBG died. And I’m pissed. Pissed that there was no mourning period after RBG’s death before the stupidity and indifference started up again in Washington, D.C. Never mind the fact that people are starving and need help. The legislators don’t have time for that in the nation’s capital. We can see what you all are doing despite your hope that we might not be so smart as you. And we will never forget this.

“Tzedek, Tzedek, Tirdof”

“Justice, justice, thou shalt pursue”

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness for Everyone”

6 thoughts on “Justice

  1. In reading Gigi’s blog this morning, I have just made the realization of who you are. I loved your mother’s blog and miss her comments on mine. I had not made the connection that you are her daughter, so now I will follow your blog. I also noted in Gigi’s post that your dad has died since I last checked on your mom’s archived blogs. My condolences. And now I see here that your other family members are in distress. I am so sorry.

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    1. Thanks for all that you said! She definitely was a one of a kind. I miss her so much! I may have confused you some with who I am, as I started another blog, then I ended it, and I came back to this one to start all over with blogging. Thank you for your condolences. David was my Pops for 40 years. We helped each other a lot through the grief of losing Mom. He always said, “Don’t forget to have fun today.” I will never forget that. He went to be with Mom on their wedding anniversary, which is very special because he always missed her so much. I miss them both and always will. Spirituality and my faith have helped me thus far with having to let them go. I’ve sought you all out, as your friendship and correspondence are comforting and mean a lot, and I know Mom is smiling. You all were very important to her. I remember when she had surgery and asked me to write on her blog and update you all. I am enjoying getting to know you all better. I do have lots of good news when I write on my blog this weekend. For every sorrow, there is joy also. I’m glad you realized who I am. 😁

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    1. Thanks, Gigi! ❤ I’m headed to your blog after I write this. I will finally have some good news this weekend when I write on my blog as well as some pretty pictures. For every sorrow, there is joy also.


  2. I am so, so sorry to read this. What terrible news. I gasped with shock when I read it. It must be absolutely awful for you.
    I am glad that your brother is on the mend, and I hope one day soon he will be properly fit and well again.
    I am so sorry you have been through so many tragedies recently. I really hope there will be much light at the end of the tunnel very soon. Take things slowly, as you said. One day at a time, one hour at a time if need be.
    Sending you much love.

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  3. Thank you for your love and encouragement! I will be back on here soon with lots of happy posts. I’m an optimist to a fault, which serves me well at times like this. Lots of love back to you. ❤


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