That is just the kind of thing that makes me all soft and gooey inside. And what is great about Martin is that he’s the same. We are both sentimental and corny and we wouldn’t have it any other way. So here is Martin sitting in a pub with four golf buddies telling them he woke up at 6 in the morning to sing The Sound of Music songs with me and my daughter. I asked him how they reacted to THAT story and he shook his head and kind of shrugged and said, “They got it.” And he smiled.
For a while after the accident I flinched every time traffic stopped quickly on the freeway. If it looked like the car behind me was going too fast I would suck air and flinch at the same time. Any hint of the possibility of another rear-end and I was a contorted, breath-holding, bundle of nerves. And maybe that is what happens when a person you trust hurts you and leaves you. Besides my dad dying which certainly wasn’t his fault I have never had to experience ever being left by someone I love. I’ve never been hurt so deeply or profoundly in my entire life.