(our unfinished story)
My heart sank. Like her, I am 24 and recently married as well. I couldn't believe what I had just heard. "He was shot". What? Gone. Just. Like. That. Her best friend. Her significant other. Her life partner. Gone.
I was in tears. And still am. I immediately put myself in her shoes. What if it was me? It could have been anyone. My stomach was in knots. I choked up. I turned away from my colleagues, afraid to make eye contact. I wanted to cry for her.
I. Just. Cant. Imagine. What she is going through. Her life had changed in a split second. Nothing anyone can say or do will bring him back. Nothing. You can say all the "i'm sorrys" and "i'm praying for you" you want, but it doesn't make a difference.
Devastating. Tragic. Sad. These words can't even begin to describe how I feel. Someone's son, brother, husband, cousin, grandson, friend is gone, because of someone else's cruelty.
I don't know her, but she and I are connected in a way. I don't want to go into too much detail for privacy reasons, but it's all over the news.
It has been a few days since the incident, but I haven't been able to come terms. I still feel for her. My heart goes out to her and the entire family. I have no words. I just hope she is okay and has the support she needs to get through this, because there is no easy way.
All these questions come to my head, but I think it's better that they just stay there.
My heart aches.
What would I do? I can't even begin to imagine ... especially at this point in my life ...
When you become a couple, your life becomes the other persons. Your routine changes, and you are no longer just worrying about yourself anymore. You make plans with this person, and you build a life. You write a story; a story about your life together.
I guess not everyone gets that opportunity.
The worst part is that their's has remained unfinished.
INNA LILAHI WA INNA ILAHI RAJI'UN