The woman pressed her face against the headstone. As tears left her eyes they met the cool hard granite and slid down into the grass. She thought of him, the one she'd lost. His face was right in front of her, she could see it. His mouth was split into a grin that took up his whole face. He laughed and reached a hand out to her. She sobbed, knowing it was her mind playing tricks on her. He was gone, and no amount of fantasizing would bring him back to her. She would never feel his arms around her again, or know the joy of waking up next to him every day. Her salty tears blurred her vision as she looked down at the wedding ring on her hand. Her heart stumbled, and she half hoped she'd die right there so she could join him. A tug on her pant leg reminded her of her reasons for staying. She looked over and saw her twin girls looking at her.
"Mommy, why are we here? I don't see Daddy a