Momma and Greggie

Jul 27, 2005 | Life in Progress

Mom and greggie were here last week for a visit and we had a wonderful time. It had been well over a year since we last saw them – too long! It was just heaven to finally see them. They both look great and the hugs were much needed and lovely. Ma covered our couch with new pillows and cushions. It looks fabulous and I am just so lucky to have a creative and talented mom. We really do have a great relationship and I so wish we lived in the same city. Once john and I get settled in our forever city I’m gonna do my hardest to get mom and greggie where we are.

I think greggie is feeling rather paternal or something as he insisted on buying us tools, a dvd player, and surprised us when they left with a certificate for a new windshield for the Subaru (well over 2 year old cracks in it). He’s the bomb. He just lost his mother to cancer, then just 2 weeks later his beloved cat zebbie and just before he came out to see us he went to see 2 lifelong friends who are dying of cancer. We spent one morning running and roller blading together and he started to talk about it all just as we were getting out of the car to come home and I could tell that he was holding back tears and I just wanted to go to him and hug him and tell him how sorry I was and that I loved him, but I didn’t and now I regret it. Instead, I said something stupid like ‘oh greggie, I’m so sorry for all of your recent losses.” Why didn’t I just say what was in my heart? Life is too short for that kind of shit. I’ll try harder next time. Both mom and greggie are such gems. I am lucky to have them.

Sending much love,

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