I have to admit….I have several contenders for BEST GIFT.
There is the gift of fitness.
The gift of wine.
The gift of a delicious dinner out with Rocket.
The gift of new clothes that fit!
The truth though is that the BEST GIFT ever is not stuff. It is not a thing.
The best gift is that despite not looking like a triathlete or runner, my body still allows me the latitude to pretend.
The best gift is that I have a closet that is big enough to house three sizes of clothes..the clothes that fit two years ago, last year, and now.
The best gift is that Rocket lets me be ME, and actually loves me that way.
The best gift is that Principessa has a ridiculous cackle and beautiful singing voice.
The best gift is that we have a house big enough where Principessa can create and invent to her heart’s desire.
The best gift is the feeling of friendship and community amongst virtual friends turned in real life friends.
The best gift is that my parents are only a Skype call away and that Principessa is so close to her grandparents.
The best gift is that I am living proof that doctors are wrong sometimes.
The best gift is that though life will not be as long as it should for others that I love and admire, the world is a better place for having had them in it even if for just a short time.
The best gift is that although I make plenty of parenting and spousal mistakes each day, I am still part of this family.
The best gift is that despite the odds, each one of us is here, connecting, sharing, and relating….each day.
The best gift is that we are who we are, steadied by our imperfections, strengthened by our convictions.
The best gift is the one of the future. The one that gives me whatever possible time with Principessa and with Rocket, with our families. One day, one year, or 30 years….each day together, is the best gift ever.
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