Saturday, 23 April 2016

Sucker punched

I kind of feel like I've been sucker punched and the wind has been knocked out of me. I thought I would take a look at the roster for the upcoming Rep Soccer season. I knew Anna's name wouldn't be on it, and I know if she gets well, she'll be placed on a team, so I thought I would be fine looking at the list. Boy, was I wrong! Looking at the roster, and not seeing her name on it, truly took my breath away. Seeing all of the names of her friends, and people she has played with for years on the list, and Anna's name missing, feels wrong. I know it can't be helped, and we can't do anything to change it, but it is a sickening feeling. I honestly don't even have words to describe it. Her name should be on that list. She should be jumping up and down excited for another season. She should be celebrating with her teammates. Instead, she is downstairs sleeping, too sick to get out of bed and I am here trying to keep my tears in thinking of what has been lost. Wow. How did we get to this point? To be honest, I am a bit of a mess right now. I keep thinking why? Why did this have to happen? Why did a beautiful girl like Anna have to have such a debilitating illness? Why? I know there are no answers but I have so many questions and today is a day where I am just mad. Mad at the whole situation and mad that this happened to her. Mad that she is not on the team. Mad that she can't run and skip and play like most people her age. Mad that all of this is out of our control and there is absolutely nothing we can do to fix it.

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