So on my birthday when my finished basement was flooding and the floors buckling; when I found out I will most likely need surgery on this hand and when family forgot to call me with birthday wishes, I need to do what Pat said, “put your boots on and keep walking”. So I am off to my favorite Italian haunts and my husband will make his very best pizza tonight and I will be thankful for the sound of my son’s trumpet, my daughter’s basketball bouncing and my Pug’s snoring.
The Cavalry is NOT coming
What a week! I turned 48 this week, quite a feat in and of itself. Makes you think about things: what has been, what is going on and what will be? I find them all very scary.
I had lunch this week with three old friends/clients. When I first knew them, we were much younger. We were climbing that company ladder, raising a family, getting married and settling in. Now more than I decade later, I sat with these women and realized that we are better now, than we were then. We are smarter, stronger and more focused. We have been thru job layoffs, divorce, tragic accidents and illness and just plain change. Just like my sister and friends that I shopped with last month, these women make my life better. They sat with me sharing a burger and had no idea what has been, what is going on and what will be and it did not matter. It was like a day had not passed and it was honestly good. I enjoyed it.
This morning, I spoke with a friend going thru some very hard times. She told me her story and my heart broke, yet at the same time, she never faltered, and never complained. She said the “Calvary is not coming, so I need to find my own way” and she has.