Hey! How are you doing?
I know, it’s been so long since we last spoke!
Sure, we can grab coffee. There’s a place around the corner.
If we were having coffee right now, the first thing I’d say is it’s been too long.
If we were having coffee right now, I would ask about you and your family. I’d want to know all the details of how you are doing.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you about the kids and how well that are doing in school as well as how much they like the school they attend. I’d also tell you how excited we are that we are able to keep them in the Catholic school where they attend.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you about my day-to-day happenings with the girls that are still to young for school. We try to stay busy with projects around the house.
If we were having coffee right now, I would have to tell you about my most recent out of state trip. New Orleans! Since it’s been so long since we spoke, I’m sure you didn’t even know that I went.
If we were having coffee right now, I would talk to you about starting back to church and getting my life as a wife and mother back on track. It never really derailed, but it was headed in that direction. Thankfully, the Lord has shown me a better way.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you all about my oldest daughter’s diagnosis and what the doctors say about it in regard to what it is exactly and how to proceed in repairing it. I’d fill you in on the doctor’s appointments we’ve had and ones we have left. I’d tell you how thankful I am that her diagnosis isn’t as bad as some people’s, how much of a blessing that it.
If were were having coffee right now, I’d ask your advice on how to proceed forward in a charity project that I’d like to take part in for the area where I live.
If we were having coffee right now, I would happily tell you about the newest addition to our home, our little puppy Ruthie. She’s a mix of chocolate Lab, maybe Blue Healer, and German Short-hair as far as I know, might be more or less. I’m not sure exactly, but I love her to pieces! We’ve had a couple of dogs that I didn’t want to take care of so we got rid of them, but I’m really glad we have her. And I don’t mind take care of her which is possibly credited to only having two kids at home during the day these days as opposed to having 3-6 at home. Plus, the boys are older and are able to help with Ruthie in the evenings when they’re home.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you of the day of sadness yet happiness that looms over me like an ugly, dark, rain cloud that hovers overhead before a nasty storm. My oldest will graduate this year. Although I am excited for him, I’m also a little sad. He’s my baby who’s no longer a baby. I look forward to his graduation, but it also brings some anxiety about his future. Mostly, though, it’s because he’s that much closer to being grown. I’m not ready for that!
If we were having coffee right now, I’d also tell you of his relationship and how much he’s changed over the last year. The girl is one of the sweetest people I know, but they are both young. I pray for them all the time. Honestly, I’d like to see them complete their schooling (college) and make a life together. But, God’s will before mine. He’s knows everything so I trust His plan.
If we were having coffee right now, the ending would be something like: Oh no, look at the time! My goodness, I have to get going…..responsibilities awaiting me. I’m so happy we ran into one another. Thank you for having coffee with me. We will definitely have to get together again soon — me: ridiculously pushing time. Always!