Hello! It has been a while since I have joined you for coffee, so I am excited.
If we were truly meeting for coffee I would invite you to this little bakery/coffee shop down the road.
The weather is beautiful today, and the shop is nearby, so I might even suggest that we walk.
They just finished decorating, their pastries are delicious,
and I love it.
I got myself a decaf coffee and a cherry turnover.
Here, pick something for yourself and sit down.
I saved you a seat.
If we were actually sitting down together I might tell you that
I inhale breaths of freedom and relief.
It is so nice to be able to spend time at home
or at the grocery store, or at my mom's house
instead of the clinic or hospital.
As I look at my son and his sweet pink cheeks and soft hair,
I can fill my lungs and exhale,
all the way.
I will admit that I find fear there,
at the bottom of each breath,
but I am trying to set it aside.
I am trying to ignore the nagging worry
so that I can enjoy the days that are before me.
I find that I am usually successful.
Andrew likes donuts
and ladybug cookies.
and chocolate milk.
If you brought your children to play,
he would love them too.