This diary entry is part 13 of 30 in Lily's diary dated 06 - December 2021

Hi!  It’s me!  Lily!

A very sad Lily.

Crystal wasn’t around today, she was spending time with her parents.  Because they’re staying at the pastor’s house, he knew about it at about the same time as everyone else, and he put them in touch with a therapist, which is a great idea.  In fact, it’s Allison’s mother!  How does that work!   But that might have to wait a bit, I hear that Allison’s family is still battling the virus.  And that there’s a particular VP out there that needs a smacking.

Well, don’t do it, but that doesn’t mean that VP doesn’t deserve it.  You just don’t drag people into work when they’re sick.

But I was reading a news article, too, about some tornadoes that happened up north, and they were pretty bad, too.  I was particularly sad because of a picture of three little girls in their “safe place”.  One of them died fifteen minutes later.

Crystal thought she was in a safe place too.

I don’t know what else to say.  I have to say that it’s nice of the pastor and the church to take care of Crystal and her family, and to make sure Crystal gets some help too.  And it’s nice of the homeless shelter to try to do nice things for homeless people.  You can’t really fault them for trying.  But Crystal got hurt in the very place she was supposed to be safe, and so did those little girls.  Someone took their picture.  Who has to bury her now?

Should a parent ever have to bury a child?

I hope Crystal comes back soon.  I want to give her a hug.  I want to tell her everything’s going to be okay.  But how do I tell her something I’m not even sure I believe myself?

Is this what it feels like to be an adult?  I don’t think I like it very much.

Love you all!!! ❤️