Friday, June 05, 2009
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.