I’m a very positive and happy person. Rarely will you find me in a mood other than content. I let the little things get to me to the point of making fun of them, but they don’t really affect me deep down. It takes serious issues to really knock me off my pedastal of joy. Heh, I’ve really gotta get a pedastal of joy one of these days.
Anyway, the last two weeks have been some of the toughest I’ve ever faced, and I’m thankful for that. Here we go.
Molly and I were coming home from her housesitting place – a wealthy couple with three adorable Westie dogs and a big TV. We parked in my driveway and just kind of broke into a conversation about our relationship. After a long talk, we realized that our union just wasn’t what it once was, and we didn’t feel the way we used to about the whole thing. It was really weird and painful to realize this, but couldn’t have gone any better for either of us. We faded out, and we relied on each other to relieve the pain. No “one person’s heart is broken, the other feels bad” thing like most breakups – this was mutual and, dare I say, graceful. We have decided that it would be best for both of us if we discontinued our romantic relationship. At first it was really weird and didn’t feel right, but we have begun to see that we can remain very close friends without awkward feelings or painful memories.
And now, for the mood of g27 to hit an all-time low. Longtime readers will remember that I have been babysitting for two little brothers, Reilly and Keegan, since I was 14. You may also remember that Keegan was diagnosed with Leukemia in March of 2004, and went into remission soon after. Well, last week, an infection finally get the best of the little guy and his mother Mimi called me the next day to ask me to come be a pallbearer at his funeral last weekend. I of course flew home immediately, and the service was one of the most tragic events of my life. Mimi had me come to their house before all the guests so that we could ride in the limo to the funeral home and decorate Keegan’s (little, heartbreaking) casket with stickers and drawings. I kept my composure with the family until we got to the funeral home and saw the casket – it was awful. From there, we went to the church where I and 3 other close family friends carried the casket in from the hearse. I sat in the fourth row with my parents for the ceremony – I haven’t cried that much in longer than I can remember. Maybe ever. Poor Keegan, he was the sweetest little guy who ever lived. His family kept the whole thing as positive as it could be – in true Keegan fashion, their speech was heartwarming and very silly. Everyone was smiling and laughing despite the overall heartwrenching feeling of the day – Keegan touched a lot of lives and made countless people smile. I should have some pictures soon.
And finally, on a much happier note, you may notice that g27 looks completely different!
I have been using an old and very outdated content management system for g27 called Greymatter, and I decided it was time to migrate to something faster, more powerful, and easier to use. So, I brought everything over to WordPress and it’s exactly four hundred thousand times better. I will be redesigning the site very soon to give the feel of the former g27 – but with a (literal) facelift. Try searching through old posts and stuff, it’s cooler than a chilled penguin. Lemme know what you think!