I still have difficult moments periodically when I beg God to make it not be true — because how can it be that AnnaLeah and Mary are really and true not alive anymore?
Dawn King, a friend-because-she-also-lost-a-loved-one-to-a-truck-crash, wrote about the hard time she has had with Father’s Day this year. She wrote about her dad,
I should be able to give him a call, send him a card, even go for a visit. A couple weeks ago I did an interview and at the end the reporter asked me to send her pictures of me and dad. I realized I didn’t really have any of him and me together, just the two of us. I thought to myself that I should get a few taken next time I was home.
And then I remembered. Again. I have to keep remembering over and over and it’s just as painful each time. Nothing left to add this Father’s Day
Dawn was interviewed for this video while at a Truck Safety Coalition conference in May 2013 (while our crash took place):
Sen. Chris Murphy: a “second layer of grief” is experienced by survivors who realize that those who expressed sympathy won’t take action.
— Jennifer de Guzman (@Jennifer_deG) June 15, 2016