First Responders

The conversation between he and I would normally go something like this….

“Stacey… this is ridiculous.”

And if you know him… you could hear him say that, right?

I ignore him but flash him a raised eye brow and roll my eyes. Even though my hands are frozen. And the wind is blowing. And we obviously chose the wrong day for beautiful fall photos, given there is snow on the ground.

And I know I can do that. Because it’s ok. Because later I will hug him. And tell him thank you for lunch and getting to spend time with them….

For the last 15 years or so…. there have been a few people that I know, when something is wrong they will be there. When there is something to celebrate, they will be there. They are my other family, that even though I don’t talk to them as often as I should, or check in with them like I should, I know that they will be there.  I know that…

And I love them dearly for that.