Tuesday, January 26, 2016
SLICE OF LIFE
that your family
are the people that love you
and take care of your heart.
I have worked hard to help my boys find those people.
Those are their family.
The people who love them
and take care of their hearts.
And now I am having to take that advice myself.
This weekend life kicked me in the teeth hard.
The kind of hard
where you lay awake all night
then go to work the next morning
and try to function
but your eyes tear up
and your voice breaks
when least expect it.
Those kick in the teeth times are hard
when they come from people you don't know.
Who are not supposed to love you.
or care if they hurt your feelings
or break your heart.
But they are even harder
when they come from people you know.
The people you are supposed to love.
The people who are supposed to love you back
The people you are supposed to be able to trust.
And then you have to go to your real "family."
To the people who love you
and take care of your heart
to have the pieces put back together again.
Tonight I have book club.
And I will be with the people
who really are my family
who love me
and take care of my heart.