I didn't post yesterday! Wanna make something of it? Yesterday was a relatively full day. I got home around 10:45 pm and, honestly, I could have posted something. But I just didn't feel like it. The morning was full of regular get ready for the day stuff, the afternoon was set aside for lunch with a new friend, and in the evening I went to a community theater production of "A Christmas Story" with an old friend. It's lunch that I want to tell you about. But first a game of count the rugrats. How many do you see down there?
Just three, right? (I'm singing the hallelujah chorus in my head right now.) So yesterday I took Brigham and Hunter to McDonald's where we met up with my new friend and her two youngest for lunch. The kids played in the playplace for 3 hours (how many disgusting diseases do you think they were exposed to in that amount of time?) while we talked about life. New friend's name is Becky, she's 34 and she's a lot like me, with a couple of key differences. One month ago she lost her husband to liver cancer. Isn't that awful? This is where the key differences come in. She spent months watching her husband die and she is now raising SEVEN children on her own. I know she's grateful for every one of those children, but that's a huge challenge. See how much harder life could be? No matter how bad we think we've got it, there's always someone out there with a trump card.