I wonder if they’ll remember this? So much importance is loaded on the cliché watershed moments of our family lives. Graduations, birthdays, weddings. And while all those things are indeed special, and while I do have very complete memories about my father’s 40th birthday barbeque or new year’s eve, I equally remember the times we were simple hitting the Burger King or Circle K after dark with my folks.
In our little family, our lives are changing again, and this has made me think a lot about the places that I spent my childhood and how they influenced me and my thoughts. They let me know what my family valued, and what a happy existence entailed.
So now, for these three girls of mine, I hope they know that their mother and I worked hard. That we do what we love and what we believe in. And particularly on this night, I want them to remember that standing up to bullies is worth it. That our lives are not dictated by the proverbial man. And definitely not THAT man. Let them remember that we stand for truth and will always will do what we believe is right in the face of lies.
This is what a watershed looks like, girls. Graduation night and the eve of a new year, celebrated at 2am at the KFC.