I had a fantastic weekend! So much fun.
I don't know if you've been reading this blog long, but if you have you know that I'm a single guy in my early thirties. I've been alone and lonely and unhappy for quite a few years, but back in August of last year I reconnected with a woman I went to high school with. At the time I had little hope of it becoming much outside of a friendship, but things seem to have blossomed the past few months.
She's an amazing woman, and this weekend I had my eyes opened as to just how much more amazing she is. Her seven year old son is in town for the week and I met him for the first time. Great kid - super happy, excited, and fun. He seems to love making people laugh and almost always has a big grin on his face. But as with all kids, there are challenges there too, and with him there's a bit more - he is a child with autism. He needs lots of attention and guidance, and while he's got a very wide independent streak, he also needs help as frustration can quickly lead to meltdowns. She almost never gets a break. I have such a deeper respect for her and how hard things can be, and am continually impressed with just how strong this woman is.
I'm a pretty lucky guy to have her in my life. :)
I hope Easter went well for everyone - I think my body was just a bit overworked from last week as I'd busted my rear hard to get the pounds gone, but this morning I received my reward - almost four pounds down.
ps - after getting back from the gym this morning she was laying on the couch and he was playing with Legos while watching Wonder Pets. I took a shower, then cuddled up next to her. He jumped up and climbed all over us. Domestic bliss. It was heavenly - a feeling I've always wanted and feared I'd never have. So happy!