Friday, June 05, 2009

meet the meekers


In the beginning there was just the two of us.

Me and Sugar Daddy.

For almost ten years we lived and loved as two. We were compadres, best friends and lovers.

We grew lonely for children, for that is what infertility is at it's core. Collective loneliness.

And then the boy arrived, unannounced. A huge surprise. Oh happy day! We were three. We bought the family meal at Oscar's. We signed our Christmas cards Love, the Meekers.

But still, in our heart of hearts, we felt like two plus one.

Today I awoke to the soft heavy breaths of my lover. Today I have a son, a daughter, a dog and a fence around my yard. I have tomato plants and dirty dishes in my sink. I have play dough crumbs on my table. Today I have spit up on my pajamas and bikes in my drive way.

Today I realized that my biggest childhood wish had come true.

Don't be surprised if I also become a mermaid and have a house made out of candy. Magic is in the air.

7 comments:

Heather said...

I think I get teary everytime I read your posts. I love how you express yourself. I am so happy for you and your beautiful family!!

K and/or K said...

I echo Heather's comment, just teared up here in the office. I am so happy for you, stranger! So happy to have followed your journey in blogland and see this photo of you 4. Lovely how life works out.

FitToSeeJane said...

I love following your blog. Happy Happy Happy!

vala.... said...

congratulations to all of you.....

annie said...

Love this post! I can totally picture you as a mermaid! : )

donab said...

Oh, this is sweet. I'm so very happy for you and your family and have been thinking of you often.

PS, send some of your magic my way!

tollestrupfamily said...

#2