It’s been an awesome, plain old day today. We didn’t do anything out of the ordinary, and we didn’t do anything special. It was a glorious day, and we were in the same house, each doing our own thing, and we’d check in with each other throughout our day, me in the upper level, him in the lower level, and checking with each other in between. This is what partnership, marriage, and life with your best friend is. Normal, everyday living, with breaks to visit and see how their day is going. I love it.
When we picked Addison up, the Babe took a little power nap while I read. He woke up just as she approached his truck. I asked Addison if she remembered when she and Gavin were over, I was changing Gavin’s diaper, and Grandpa was asleep in the chair, snoring. She immediately picked up the thought, saying, “And Gavin started fake-snoring just like Grandpa was real-snoring? YES I DO!”
I laughed so hard. I told her, “I thought of that while Grandpa was taking a nap while we were waiting. It was so hard not to laugh and wake him up!” We had a great laugh, and my heart was warmed through and through.
My heart was warmed by the history this girl and I have. That includes Grandpa, of course, as he is part of the bond. I look at the tall, intelligent, caring, loving, beautiful girl we’ve seen grow up from a little baby, and we’re blown away. We’ve played, walked, gone out for ice cream, read books, colored, played games, gone to dance recitals and competitions, and sat through dance class rehearsals. It’s all gone so fast.
I cannot imagine what this young woman will decide to do with her life. Right now, she wants to be an OB/GYN. She is in AP classes, and I say that’s amazing. Stay tuned!
Life is so very good. I hope yours is, too. Taking the risk of becoming who you need to be for you to live a life full of love, fulfillment, and living is so worth it. You notice things you’ve never seen before, and oh my gosh, every minute becomes so sweet. It’s just awesome.
Take care, we’ll see each other tomorrow. Be safe. Get those flu shots and COVID boosters. It may be a tough winter. Let’s beat all the bugs! And keep the babies well.