Conversations with a cat lady
"I miss my son. I haven’t seen him in 10 years.
When I was 40 my husband died. Just like that. No warning. In his sleep. The doctors said it was stress. He was working 16 hours a day… only sleeping a few hours a night. But he never complained. He was very strong. One morning he just didn’t wake up.
My son was a teenager at the time. He became very angry. He kept blaming me for bringing him into this world - into this unhappy life. He was a troubled boy. He became violent. Mostly words - bullying. But he beat me a few times. Still I miss him.