I saw a face today….a face I never thought I would see again. Although I only saw the face once before, it was a face that changed my life forever. A face that made me live my worse nightmare.
When I first saw the face today, I recognized it right away although I could not figure out why. Why did I keep staring at it? Why did I feel the need to dig through my mind and figure out how I knew this person?
A few minutes later, I saw the face again….then it hit me. It was the face of the emergency room doctor that tried to save Darin’s life. It was the face of the young doctor dressed in scrubs that came into the private waiting room and told me that things were critical. It was the face of the man that later came into the room and said the words I would never forget…..he was sorry, they were not able to save him. It was the face of the man who was deeply shaken that Darin, so young and healthy, could die suddenly.
Seeing this face today deeply affected me. It brought me to a place that I have not thought about for almost 7 months. It brought me back to the worse time of my life. It brought me back to hearing that Darin was dead and there was nothing that could be done. It brought me back to the wave of deep emotion that hit me me when I was told the news.
It is a face I will never forget. A stranger that entered my life briefly but changed my life profoundly.