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Marriage: Ode to Dan

A friend once told us that having children is like a roller coaster ride–some days you’re up at the tippy-top; other days you’re zooming down to the lowest of lows.

Isn’t marriage this way?  And isn’t it wonderful when it’s working well?

Can I just say that I feel fortunate to be married to a man who is my best friend and who is also willing to soldier on during the tough times?  He is amazingly tender and cognizant of my panicked moods (when I’ve overreached in my activities or said “yes” to too many things).  He’s my anchor; he’s my rock.

I have one more thing to add: I think he’ll be a great father.

Tomorrow we leave for the Ukraine to adopt a little girl.  We have no information about her; that happens when we get there.  It’s both terrifying and exciting at the same time.

If you’ve read my post on Momma Zen, you’ll know that I am trying my hardest to breathe and let life be what it is.  You’ll know that, as much as I chafe against it, I cannot control my circumstances.  No one can.

And I’m okay with that.  Especially when I’m embarking on this new adventure with a kindred spirit.

I love you, Danny boy.

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The quote I live by

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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