Monday, November 21, 2011

We all begin as strangers

Three ladies. Three different backgrounds. Coming from around the country. I remember our first meeting. It felt good to meet the both of you. There have been other meetings since.

Three ladies in a restaurant. A place we have been to before. This restaurant always reminds me of our meetings. It was good to be there. It was difficult too. Things have happened in the last year. You were sad. For several reasons. Your partner is having health issues. He's no longer the man he used to be. But he has you to hold his hand. He has you to take care of him. And you do well, since he doesn't want you to get out of his sight. Not only your partner needs your care. Your son needs his mom more than ever. It must rip your heart out to see your beloved ones suffer. Both your partner and your son are lucky to have you around. Your own health is improving. It's so good to hear you're doing well, considering the grim circumstances. It felt good to hug you and let you know we care..

Three ladies in a restaurant. Just like last year.. but a little different. You're married now, to a wonderful husband. He's your best friend, your soulmate, your eternal love. I can see how deeply in love you are. It's a pleasure to know. I'm looking forward to the expansion of your family. My thumbs are pointing upwards. I try to imagine a small version of the two of you. It will be a wonderful baby.. Can't wait to see you pregnant. Let's keep our fingers crossed that 2012 will be the year of your first child..

Three ladies in a restaurant. I'm happy. Happy to be there with the both of you. Happy with the life I'm leading. Happy with the friends I have. Happy with my family and the people around me. I'm fortunate and I'm grateful.


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