Wednesday, July 22, 2009

3 Places. Part 2

Number two: Albertsons

The one in Redlands on the corner of Cypress and Fern. Can't go in there. Unlike Target, I can, however, go into an Alberstons at any other location in the world. I know, it is just a silly little grocery store. Just a place where you go to buy groceries. I guess it just goes back to the idea of routine. I miss my girl. I miss our routine. I miss what life used to be like before she was gone.

As I sit here writing this, I can recall all the times when I would literally run down the aisles, pushing Karissa in the shopping cart and then suddenly stop! STOP. GO. STOP. GO. She loved it! She would just giggle and smile. Her perfect crooked little smile. I miss her smile. Sometimes pictures just don't do justice.

I would also try to get her to make choices at the store. Karissa had difficulty with her fine motor skills so pointing at objects was quite a challenge for her. I would hold two objects out in front of me and she would just hit the item she was interested in. Hitting was her way to show interest in things. She never hit hard though. But, I was always so proud of her in how she expressed, in her own unique way, what she wanted.

Anyways, I guess I don't really expect anyone to understand what I am trying to say in this post. For you, it is just another building, Another place. It probably may seem silly to you that I can't walk into a silly building. For me, it is a place that memories were made during every visit. A place that hurts to much to go back to without my girl.


  1. Silly is the last thing I would think.....

  2. I agree with the other gal who commented. I wouldn't think that you were silly at all! That picture that you posted of her, BREATHTAKING! That is an amazing smile! I'm so sorry you're having to miss her and her beautiful smile!

  3. Wow! Sounds like you guys had fun in that grocery store.....LOL! I could totally see that played out in my mind :) Wish I was there....What beautiful memories!