The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Life After Death …
August 22, 2014, 6:10 am
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Maybe it’s because I’m going to be a Dad soon.

Maybe it’s because I’m a sentimental fool.

Maybe it’s just because it’s a sad – yet beautiful – story.

Whatever it is, I read this and it utterly got to me.

Especially the last line.

Even more so, the last 5 words.

Those beautiful, heart wrenchingly sad yet utterly loving and longing, last 5 words.

Without wanting to come over all Oprahesque or to dismiss any of the hassles and pains we all have in our lives … reading this serves as a great reminder to be grateful for what you have and – more importantly – who you have in your life.

It also serves as a great reminder of why organ donation is such a wonderful thing to do.

I promise I’ll be back to my cynical, vindictive self on Monday, but till then … have a great weekend and hug someone important to you.

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you are coming across like a fucking f grade oprah but i fucking fell for it too. when bonnies health was at its worst, we were worried we might lose her and i know we would have done anyfuckingthing to feel near her again. we were so very fucking lucky that didnt happen but i understand why that woman felt better knowing her sons heart still is beating even though hes gone. i hope you never fucking have to fear any of that shit campbell. its fucked up even when you are one of the lucky bastards who gets through the other side without too many scars.

Comment by andy@cynic

Good man.

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Comment by DH

Bonnie is an amazing little girl. Her parents aren’t too bad either.

Comment by Pete

you fucking bet she is. but then she comes from super amazing fucking genes.

Comment by andy@cynic

I will never be able to comprehend what you guys went through and in some ways, I hope I never do.

[Hopefully you know what I mean when I say that]

You should write more like this, I know you like to be Mr Cynical Swear-a-lot on here, but this post shows more of the real you than you’d care to admit.

Comment by Rob

dont fucking use me to try and justify your devolution into beige fucking man.

Comment by andy@cynic

Thanks for making me cry. I’m going to give my girls an extra big hug tonight.

Comment by George

You made Andy emotional. That means you’ve just out Oprah’d, Oprah. If there’s any babes out there that need a hug this weekend, call me.

Comment by Billy Whizz

I’m sure you’ll be inundated with requests.

Comment by Rob

You describe the story well Rob. It is beautiful and heart achingly sad at the same time. Those 5 words at the end say everything about how the mother must have felt for the years between losing her son and finally feeling his heart one more time.

I wonder how the recipient felt. Grateful? Apologetic? Related? It’s a lovely story built on tragic circumstances. At least for the mother involved.

Comment by Pete

Do you mean when the recipient got the heart or hugged the mum?

Comment by DH

Meeting the mother. If it was the former option, I would imagine the only feeling he would have is sheer relief.

Comment by Pete

That is powerful stuff. Thank you for posting Robert.

Comment by Lee Hill

I’ve been listening to John Prine’s Some Humans Aint Human daily to remind me why there are so many assholes around, thanks to this post I can skip it for a while.

Comment by Ciaran McCabe

Both heartbreaking and beautiful. I admit I have shed tears.

Comment by Mary Bryant

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