if you are very blessed; someone makes their way into your life and settles right smack dab in the middle of your heart and stays put.
Never mind that you may be acting the fool or laughing at the wrong times or drowning in your own tears and self-pity. Never mind that a million things are swirling around her brain with kids and work and home and family and couple of dozen tiny humans vying for her attention eight hours a day. Never mind that exhaustion is setting in and her eyes and mind are craving sleep, but is still inviting of family dropping by.
Yes. IF you are very blessed, someone makes their way into your life and settles right smack dab in the middle of your heart and stays put. And her name is Kerri Anne. She engages with her child while engaging with you and somehow gives 100% attention to both. And sometimes, she cries because she senses your pain. And sometimes she smiles because she understands. But mostly, she laughs. She laughs at a husband who can be not so easy to laugh with all the time. She laughs at his intellectual humor and she laughs at his goofy humor. And as she hides her face in her hands, attempting to wipe the streaming tears, her shoulders are shaking and the high-pitched squeak of a laugh can be heard here and there.
And the husband knows that his mission is complete. He has taken a beautiful and graceful young woman and dissolved her into a beautiful and graceful mess of laughter and tears and an occasional sniffle and snort. And Kerri ends with the same post script each time …You are such an idiot.
and life is good.