Saturday, August 30, 2008

Grateful

I am thankful every day for a couple of people. First and foremost, I am thankful for the love and support of my daughter. She is never far from my thoughts, though she may be far away in miles. She brings me such unconditional joy each time we speak that I bask in the afterglow for at least an hour after. She is the realization of my potential; her talents exceed mine. By miles.

The other person is Steve, the man in my life who has been my companion for coming up on four years. He lives a hundred miles away, and when we get together, we have less than 48 hours at a time, but they are splendid hours indeed. He is kind and considerate. He is calming. He is funny and smart. He is sickeningly modest. And he is handsome like nobody's business.

Today we have spent the day in. We have watched movies and 3rd Rock From The Sun, partaken of my first ever Tater Tot Hot Dish, and snacked on peanut butter chip brownies. We watched a movie holding hands the entire time. He is a joy to be with, comforting to my temperament, and nice to hold.

It's been a nice, quiet day. The company has been good. I could use many more days just like this one.

I'll have to figure that out.

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