This blog has been building in me for a while. This year has been difficult, to say the least, and I have a great deal for which to be grateful. But today Clarity and Honesty Reign. And to be clear, to be bluntly honest, there is nothing on this earth for which I am more thankful than my parents.
Here and there I hinted on their strength and importance in my life. Here and there I have recommended benediction, medals, Knighthoods, even the renaming of the planet in honor of my Father.
My father. He is- in honor of his linear practicality and calm, quiet presence- my constant. My father is my Magnetic North; my gravity; my PI. He grounds me, challenges me, and listens to me even when I make no sense (which, yes, is more often than not). He never gets excited but his love (don't tell him I said this ;)) runs deep and immensely powerful. In one of my sappier (and probably slightly drunk) moments I told him that he is, beyond doubt, the love of my life. He is my hero and my heart.
And his ability to 'handle' my mother and I constantly confounds me.
Because where my beloved father is my constant, my most cherished mother is my Touchstone. She is my best friend, and my greatest, most giving teacher. I don't quite know how to describe my mother to those who don't know her or who have never met her. She brings life to everything she touches. She brought life to me and brings life to me. She has kept me alive during a time when I would have happily crawled into nothingness. And she has a magical ability to smile through it all.
They both LOVE.
And I love. And I love them.
Until next blog!