My mom’s new husband dropped in tonight. Mom was away with her sisters, so he’d gone for a bike ride and ended up at our house. It surprised me. He just dropped in and hung out with Maddie and me in the back yard for awhile.
It was easy. It was comfortable. There was no pickin’ fights about Biblical interpretation. He gave Maddie a mint, teased her a little, and talked about Mom. It was nice to see him smile when he said her name. It was nice to know he likes us enough to show up even when it’s not Mom’s idea.
I have to let these little moments matter just as much as the other ones.