Happy early Halloween! 👻🎃 I actually have a story that I’ve been waiting to post for this holiday! Am sure you can figure this out already but remember how I was three years ago…..
Halloween at both my kids schools in 2014 was emotional since it was the last year for both and endings are so tough. 🙁 My son was in his final year at the intermediate school and this was the last parade for him. Let’s just say it was a good thing I saw him first before other costumes came my way…
As I was watching the kids parade with their classes, I spotted a boy with this big black wig on. That was all I could see but when he came closer, I knew he was the Ultimate Warrior and my emotions went berserk! I just stared trying so hard containing the volcano erupting inside me. He had on a nude bodysuit with muscles, neon armbands, a belt around his waist, and fringe boots. No face paint though— not allowed!!
Never would I have expected this despite Warrior’s passing six months prior. I immediately wanted to know the history with this boy. Was his Dad a fan? How did they put this all together? Why did this boy agree? So many unanswered questions as usual. I realized the kids paraded outside and followed the connecting sidewalk to the middle school. All of the other parents were leaving and heading for the parking lot but not me.
I stayed determined to see this boy one more time dressed as the Ultimate Warrior despite being the only mom still there. It seemed like an eternity before they returned but I kept my composure and pushed those tears back. 😳😬😥
I can’t imagine what those kids were thinking seeing one crazy Mom still hanging around for these last few moments of their Halloween parade. In front of the boy was someone dressed as a gorilla so that made me smile! My mind always went to the sad feeling since it was way too soon but afterwards, I knew the happy and what it truly meant seeing that boy as the Ultimate Warrior on that day. Sometimes, I felt so alone with my feelings about Warrior but this parade with that boy reminded me I wasn’t alone. ❤️
P.S. May this Halloween bring you more treats than tricks and treasure these memories always!!!!