This diary entry is part 11 of 23 in Lily's diary dated 03 - September 2021

Hi!  It’s me!  Lily!

People seem sad today.  I was looking at some videos of what happened twenty years ago, and I can see why.  It just seems so senseless.  People dying for no reason other than some other people were jerks.  I guess Dave knew some people who died, and he’s not having a really good day.  He doesn’t have any hair to brush, sadly, so all I could do was bring him his favorite drink and asked him if he wanted to talk.  He didn’t, but he seemed to appreciate the gesture.  I did rub his shoulders, and he seemed to appreciate that too.  If Sabby wants to get upset about that we’ll have words because he’s my new father and I love him.  If I can hug her and brush her hair, I can rub his shoulders.

But that was before I was born, no matter what my actual birthday was, it was twenty years ago, there’s really no point in being sad all day.  So we had a moment of silence and then moved on.  Dave decided he wanted to grill, that seems to calm him, so he barbecued some stuff up, and it was delicious, as usual.  He just seemed… sad.  But he seemed to get a little better as the day went on.  I guess some things stay raw, even after twenty years.

Sabby mostly made herself scarce, today.  She went out with some friends and had lunch.  I think she just wanted to give Dave a little space this morning.

Liz and I spent some time together today, we played board games.  We let Beth join in too, and she seemed grateful.  The mood in the house was just too somber, and it was good to just have a little girl fun.  Well, if you call scrabble girl fun, but whatever.  I have homework to do now, so I think I’m going to do it.

For those of you who are sad, it’s okay to be sad, it’s okay to remember, but you can’t bring back the dead.  Try to make your life worth something out of respect for those who didn’t get the chance.

Oh, and my tech friend is teaching me about something called SEO.  Great, another thing to learn.

Love you all!!! ❤️

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