First Days

Two people I love had their first days today. My daughter had her first day of band camp and Martin had his first day meeting with his new sales team in Chicago. First days can be tough.

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So Close!

But it’s truly happening. When I first met him I remember telling my mom not to worry he was just a nice guy who I’m chatting with who lives half a world away and nothing would ever come of it. I literally did not fathom how far we have come. And now we are so very close

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Peter Pan Needed a Mother

Wendy eventually grew up. She became a real mother and when Peter returned he felt betrayed. He wanted her to want to stay right where he was. But she couldn’t. So he left her. She tries to convince him to grow up himself but in the book there is a line where Peter says,
“Keep back, lady, no one is going to catch me and make me a man.”

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The Peanut Gallery

So when my life took a nose dive and I fell out of the boat I had to survive. I made mistakes of course but mostly my peanut gallery cheered me on. They picked me up off the floor a few times. They marveled at my ability to be loving and forgive. They were incredulous at my faithfulness and yelled, “LET HIM GO, LET HIM GO!” in a roaring collective chant. I listened, I felt their energy, I was buoyed by their support. I welcomed it. I survived because of it.

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Life is Messy

Baby back ribs are my favorite. My kids love them too but my ex got two pieces of chicken instead. My son asked him why and he said he felt like chicken. I chimed in and said, “Dad doesn’t like ribs cause they’re messy.” and he agreed saying, “I like the end result I just don’t like the process.” and it was like a lightbulb going off in my head.

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