Tonight while out at dinner, a woman sitting at the table next to us, who was waiting for a friend, spoke to us throughout our meal. She had clearly had a few drinks, or some rough living, and most likely both. She kept saying that she was envious and admiring of what we have - my husband's and my happy relationship with each other and with our son. She told us she had a son, now grown, and she wished he had grown up with a loving father, and that she had experienced parenting and living with a true partner.
Through her eyes, we were a Normal Rockwell painting come to life - a portrait of the functional family she wished she'd had. I feel like this woman gave us a great gift. We are often very preoccupied with our challenges, but in the big picture, we are very, very lucky.
Just Brody - It is amazing to see the progress that he has made over the last two years. While we were there last visit, he put on his shoes and went to the restroom......
3 months ago