I don’t have anything notable to share on the food front, so instead I will make good on a promise I made in an earlier post – I want to talk a bit about my children, who really were the source and inspiration for this blog.
I am blessed with four fully grown offspring, ranging in age from 32 to 26. Without getting TOO specific about them, let me share this: First,they are pretty much scattered across the country – two in the Northeast, one in Texas and one has returned to the west coast where I live. Two girls (women), two boys (men); three teachers (at present) and a marketing executive. The two women are married and my eldest daughter had a son in December – our first grandchild!
Those are some of the more concrete details. What’s more important is this: they are beautiful, loving and healthy young people with good minds and good values. They have all been very supportive of me (and, I’m certain, their mother as well) as I’ve tried to navigate this very daunting decoupling process. My children are the lights in my life, and I love them. You’ll see a picture down below from a few years back. How those good looking youngsters came out of this ugly old man I’ll never know…. Guess I married well.
OK, further on the family front, one of my sons suggested that I incorporate some of my poetry into this blog. Hmmm, hadn’t thought of that. You see, shortly after our divorce started, at the suggestion of a friend and one son, I sat down to write, as therapy. Figured I would write a short story or essay…but what came out was a poem. I had never written a serious poem before, so I was quite surprised. But I guess I must have liked it, because I’ve written 45 poems since February. Most about my marriage or the breakup or my sadness since, but not all of them. Anyway, let me try one on you. It’s about the birth of our grandson and is entitled, “Fresh Air” (click on the link). I hope you like it. And below that is that picture. Too much? Let me know. Thanks.