First THANK YOU for all the encouragement for yesterday’s post. Your comments, and the emails I have received offline have meant the world to me.
What a strange day it was.
I decide to have a big emotional unveiling, and in the evening we had plans to go to the circus. And while sitting in the circus, I sat up straight and realized that tomorrow (now today) would have been my father’s 80th birthday.
But in a lot of ways, it’s not all that weird that I ended up at the circus last night. Because life is GOOD now. I often think that I’m living that scene from Sound of Music where Maria is all “somewhere in my miserable youth I must have done something good.” Corny! But true.
For example, here is us driving home from the circus. I ended up taking notes on this to remember it because it is exactly how I think of the three of us when I get all Von Trapp.
[Aimee is driving Bryan’s truck because BRYAN wore a clown suit to the circus. OH YES HE DID.]
Bryan: [as Aimee pulls on to their street] “Where is my truck????”
Aimee: [starting to laugh] “ummmm.”
Bryan: “Whew. I must have parked in the driveway.”
Aimee: [laughing harder] “ummmm.”
Bryan: [looking around the vehicle] “oh.”
Aimee: [laughing hard and trying to maintain vehicle safety while pulling into the driveway.]
Declan: “Daddy! Do you GET IT now? We’re IN your truck!!!”
Aimee: [laughing so hard her head is resting on the steering wheel.]
Declan: “You know what is the best thing about this family??? Mama laughs ALL THE TIME.”
It’s true, friends. It’s true.