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{March 31, 2013}   A day of duality…

I took my daughters swimming today. We get there and I take off my youngests layers. As she stands there in her bright colored, ruffled, striped little baby tankini, I turn to get her arm floaties out of the bag, and I hear a splash. I whip around in complete panic, and there she is. Swimming. Without floaties. Underwater, and fast. Like a beautiful high speed midget athlete. I want to jump in, save my baby from drowning, but she has somehow become strong, graceful. When she comes up for air, she looks right into my eyes. And I say ” you are amazing”. She seems validated by my praise and dives back down. My little princess, my fearless conquerer.
Then I played volleyball with my older daughter. She continued to win, she was beating my ass, truthfully, but since my mermaid princess was keeping score I was the official winner. Somehow I scored 100 every game. My daughter? Zero. Sometimes its all about effort, I told her. Hahaha!
Tomorrow is Easter. On of my favorite holidays. I go to church, sing my heart out, open my soul. I lay everything at his feet and accept his good ness and grace.
but this year there is a shadow, a place that was broken and now stands empty but throbbing in my heart. Last year, easter Sunday on my way home from church I received a text from my father, who I hadn’t seen since my mothers funeral. I took it as an olive branch. I thought he was saying everything was going to be OK. I later realized he was telling me goodbye.  I know that ride home from church tomorrow will be painful. I’ll be gripping my phone and remembering all that came before. But oh my… you should see my shoes…

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marchfree says:

Wow, I really liked this. Honesty + energy. 🙂



Thank you. You see something that I don’t and its exciting to get your feedback!



marchfree says:

I’m an English teacher, so feedback is in my blood… but really I was just looking for something to read about bipolar disorder, something I could relate to. I’m trying to write about it a bit too if you feel like checking it out. take it easy.



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