On day 109 this happened…
My husband and I were out doing some Christmas shopping. Awash under the harsh fluorescent store lights, with my mind racing, as I thought about everything that still has to get done in preparation for the holiday, “You look thinner.” He said and shook his head up and down with that flirty smile that made me fall in love with him. “Looking good.” For a moment everything drifted away and I smiled back and there in the middle of Michael’s we stole a kiss amidst the paints, canvases, and easels.
It’s not so much what he said, although, I am trying to lose weight here, the reason why this moment was a touching one is the deep connection we share. He knows how much dedication and effort it takes to get to goal. He knows how much stress I’m under. He knows everything about me – obviously, I’m an open book. My wish is that everyone has someone who knows all your secrets, frailties, and foibles and loves and supports you – because all of those things contribute to who you are.
This little moment was an unexpected holiday gift, and I’m so glad I didn’t miss it. Just remember there is beauty in our imperfections, and that’s all part of the journey.