…seeing the huge grin on M’s face when he said “what do you call a guy with two thumbs in the air? This guy, who’s done with his capstone!” (On Saturday)
…realizing I ran 4.75 miles (albeit with a struggle) on Saturday morning, outside, sun shining, birds chirping (knowing I WILL get back to that running ability I so miss!).
…buying a new grille in anticipation of tomorrow’s 75-80 unheard-of-for-April-degree temps (my old grille died last fall, may she rest in peace).
…seeing M’s face, a look of pride as he put on his suit this morning, readying for his capstone presentation.
…sitting with M’s parents and talking, for two hours, as M greeted people at his display and discussed his presentation. It was hard to contain the sense of pride I had, and the sense of comfort in chatting with M’s parents.
…feeling touched that my sister and brother in law came to support M in his presentation today (and tonight, for dinner with us to celebrate, and oh, tomorrow too, with my new grille! Why not, right?!). I really feel like the ‘family’ I had before with them (my sister and brother in law and my ex and I were very close, once upon a time, and I always felt like I never quite got that back…but ever since Jamaica, I feel like more than ever, we’re ‘family’ more than ever. It couldn’t feel any better).
…looking forward to tonight and tomorrow for an extended celebration and experiencing what M is like without a huge capstone hanging over his head (wink). And being ready to help support him in this next phase.
…open windows, blooming tulips, sun at 6:45 pm, and fresh air. Bring.On.Spring.
…And that’s what love is, right? Support. Encouragement. Family.