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- Authors: Karla Sorensen
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“It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to do it, Burke,” my dad told me once.
One of the many times growing up when I bitched about practice being too
hard, or not wanting to go back out onto the field. “Doing the hard stuff
when you don’t want to is going to make you the best version of yourself.”
What a horrible fucking moment to remember this piece of advice.
Recalling it at that particular time didn’t cause anger, or even
annoyance. It induced the kind of dread that had my blood running in icycold chunks through my veins, because there was nothing I could do to
prepare for what was coming next. Something I’d learned all too well the
last three months of my life.
I didn’t want to do this.
And I had no choice.
As I watched the lawyer fumble with a massive binder, shuffling
through page after page before he delivered one of those life-exploding
bombs, worry settled like an iron weight in my stomach.
It was a feeling rooted in loss, the kind that you couldn’t ignore and
could hardly breathe through.
I had a feeling that whatever was coming out of this wrinkle-faced
lawyer’s mouth would shift the road in front of me irrevocably.
He skimmed through another page. “My apologies. We had a hard
time finding the trust documents when your friend and his wife passed.”
That dread curdled dangerously under my skin at his words. What a
It was clean and clinical and didn’t cause any damage.
They didn’t pass.
Their car wrapped around a tree trunk because a drunk driver crossed
into their lane, and in a crush of metal and glass, they left behind a twoyear-old daughter and a stack of legal documents that were still being sorted
through in the wake of their funerals.
The last two weeks had been the longest of my life—the last two
Too much change.
Too many plans cut short, with a few bursts of time that couldn’t be
“Ahh, here it is.” He dragged his thumb across one more page, tracing
his finger along another paragraph before he looked back at the camera in
his laptop. “Chris and Amie were new to our firm, and because their last
lawyer retired just before their accident . . .” He paused. “Usually we’re a
bit more organized than this in executing the terms of someone’s will.”
My jaw clenched, and underneath the table where I sat facing my
computer, my knee bounced furiously. He couldn’t see it, but based on the
look on his face, he could see the tight, unsure expression I undoubtedly
“Under normal circumstances, we’d do this around the time of the
funeral,” he continued.
I nodded. When I trusted my voice to work steadily, I asked him the
question I’d been dreading. “Who’s getting custody of the girl?”
His face softened. “Not you. She’s with Amie’s best friend right now.”
After a meaningful pause, he said, “My next meeting is with the parties
given guardianship of Mira.”
My shoulders relaxed. I loved Chris—one of my best friends since
we’d met fifteen years earlier at the University of Michigan—but I wasn’t
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