I wish I could have one more hug.
I wish I had known that phone call was my last.
I wish Charles had not died by suicide.
I wish my dreams of his future had not been shattered.
I wish I was not staring at an empty seat at our holiday table.
I wish I had a my own dream of Jeanie.
But I am thankful, too.
Thankful I stayed home with my children and I have those memories.
Thankful that I have the love and support that I do.
Thankful Charles was part of my life.
Thankful for what the experience has taught me.
Thankful I have the opportunity to carry on my son’s legacy.
Thankful I still have faith some wishes can come true.