I made three dinners tonight. First the kid dinner…chicken nuggets and peas. Then the Daddy dinner, Philly beef sandwich (He did not request a separate dinner, I just love him too much to subject him to what I was planning to eat). Lastly, the Mommy dinner. I chopped a hole in my spaghetti squash and stuck it in the microwave. I may have been rationalizing in my mind the whole time, what I would allow myself to eat instead if my squash did explode like the website warned that it might do. No such luck. Spaghetti squash with diced Italian style stewed tomato and a sprinkle of Italian cheese is no substitution for good old fashion pasta. Sigh.
"We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are always there for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.
-- Jeff Warner
"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you."
-Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons (talking to her daughter)
If there is any secret to this life I live, this is it: the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can, there is nothing more to it than that.
"The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."