I know that my ex, R. and I don't always get along... in fact, sometimes I wonder how I ever could stand to be in the same place as him.
Then he does something like he did yesterday...
He walked up to me at the boys' ballgame and said, "Hey. how are you today?"
There was just a seconds pause in my response of saying, "I'm fine." and he caught it.
"I know you better than that, Dawn. What's going on?"
I told him about my dad... and the confusion that I struggled with. He listened intently and told me that he knew I would make the right decision.
Then I watched as he headed out onto the ball field to coach and cheer on our boys... to be fully an intricate part of their lives. I have told him before that he was a suck-ass husband, but that he is a wonderful father. For my children's sake, out of the two, I'm SO glad that he is the latter.
Winter is coming and I feel it in my bones.
5 days ago