We plan for it; we count on it; we look forward to it.
So when the actual date night occurs, we are fulfilled - just to be together. Wade Garrett wanted to join us tonight. There are few nights better than having both my boys and Yankee baseball -
Then we came home and the boys squared off like one could take the other, their arms up in defensive and offensive positions, their bodies rocking back and forth, their faces grinning with ornery delight, and what should have filled my heart, their camaraderie, their silliness, the fullness of their love absolutely leveled me.
A child belongs in her mother's arms and in my bones I cannot make this right, and I don't have the strength to be the shoulders holding up my world tonight or the link between sadness and joy.
If you had light in your world, I'd ask you to share it instead.