Re: August 2013
posted at 8/31/2013 7:59 AM EDT
Got up at 6:00 to the rumble of thunder in the distance, but it never came this way. Now tho, it has started large rain drops, and the earth smells so good. Caught the morning TV weather and I think Winter is right in that it won't be pool party days. Cool air coming in the window right now (no smoke, she must not be up yet), but I guess we're in for humidity.
Back to the subject of non-parents influencing kids - Hats is right in her evaluation of how much you and your DH already are making a contribution to kids that might not biologically be your own. And I agree that it's entirely possible to love those children every bit as much as tho they were.
Everyone touches each other's life that they come in contact with. My mother had a good friend who lived in Milford NH and who because she had asthma and we always had a houseful of pets, we only saw a couple of times a year. She was my Aunt Kate, and how I loved her. To me, she was the mysterious, husky voiced, movie star friend of my mother's, never in a housedress like my mother wore, but heels, nylons, suits - in actuality, she was the town telephone operator, working on a switchboard that was set up in her home. She never married, having fallen in love with a divorced man the church frowned on, and they "lived together in sin" for all of their lives. How much more Hollywood movie glamourous could you get?! She would drive all the way down to Lynn when it was her turn to be the visitor, and sit on our front steps for fear of all the animal allergies that waited inside. No one could have been any different from my canning, sewing, baking home based mother, but she gave me an image of a different kind of woman, a "working woman" (no other mothers I knew worked), a strong woman who made her own way in the world, giving up the dream of having children of her own to be with the man she loved. I adored her.
Seeing as there is no thunder/lightening here as yet, think it's a good time to jump in the shower and then get dressed. Did you notice that a couple of jars of pickles were missing this morning, Kargiver? I had a tough time finding your house, and getting past that new storm door your DH built, but it was worth the trip. Ate one of the pickles on the long drive back home - delicious!
"Each one of us contributes in some unique way to the composition of life."
~ Mr. Rogers