Hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi, hi," said Ralph. Every time I went to my mother's group home to pick her up when I was in high school. There was Ralph pictured on the right of this photo, he would say,"hi", 1000 times. It's the only word I ever heard him say.
My mother Golda in the middle would get so annoyed at Ralph because you could not enter her home without Ralph doing this. Even if you forgot something in the car he would forget he greeted you with 1000 hi's and he would shake his head up and down and walk with you saying"hi, hi, hi, hi". I always thought Ralph was old. Now I am around the same age as my mother before she died. She was 47.
In this photo, I was going to a high school dance. I always made sure to stop by my mom's group home so she could see me. My mother finally gave in and let Ralph in the photo. Why my mother let me out with this outfit I will never know lol.
But when I see this picture I smile thinking about how we make shit work. How even in the middle of hard times, murdered father, mother in state care. Ralph saying,"hi", 1000 times. There is our life. We have two choices we can either make the best of what happens to us, or we focus on the worst.
Sometimes we do both. But seeing this photo I can't help but laugh and cry a little.
What I wouldn't give for one more walk up that ramp. For 1000 "hi's" from Ralph. For that look that my mother gave me when Ralph started in. The way she spun her finger in a circle and said,"whoopie, I'm in a group home". #motherlessdaughters#lifeafterloss#grief#lifemoments#time#childrenofmurderedparents#mentalhealth#resilience#memories
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