The kids and I are spending this Spring Break doing a mix of things we need to do (hello, disastrous pantry and weed infested garden) and things that we want to do. I’ve had the opportunity to spend some one on one time with both Grant and Parker. Grant and I did a college tour and all the while we were walking around he was making the most grossly inappropriate comments that were worthy of his father. When Parker and I were driving into DC, she was pointing out things in the music we were listening to that I had never noticed. She hears music just like her dad. He will always be a part of the amazing people that they are.
Parker and I visited the Renwick Gallery. The exhibit they are showing is called Wonder. It is quite spectacular in its elaborate simplicity.
I have also been spending some time reading through the cards and letters that we received after Dave died. I didn’t have the strength to read many of them when they arrived, but when I came across the rubbermaid container filled with them during our spring sorting out, I decided to try. It is beautiful to read the memories and thoughts people have of Dave.
I hope that the rest of this break is as peaceful as I feel today appreciating the opportunities and gifts that each day brings. While a part of me will always feel regret that Dave didn’t get to enjoy many more of them, I know that I honor us both by trying to live my life with gratitude, honesty, openness and wonder.
PS This is in response to Cimba. The boys are amazing. They just want to snuggle and be loved. And protect the house from passersby.