Where did the summer go? To me, it ended yesterday when Kari left for the fall semester at WVU. She was my summer since this time of year is now void of things like vacations and baseball games. I miss her so much. So much it actually hurts.
I watched, through the haze of tears, as the car drove away, from the basement window that looks out on the street. Ryan was right next to me and I instinctively reached over and held his hand. I felt that familiar heartache for the life Ryan is missing. A life that was beaten out of him.
Both the foregone summer and the upcoming semester are nothing more than days of what might have been. Ryan should have been in that car with her. He should have been on his way to complete his senior year with the fun of tailgating, football games, and being with friends he loves (but are now moving on).[poll id=”6″]
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