My Beloved Fiancee and I went today to look at a location we're considering for our wedding and reception. As we were talking to the event co-ordinator, My Beloved started talking about Middle Son, how he might react, and how we might be able to set up an area for him that would be a little sheltered from the noise and commotion but still allow him to observe the festivities. I discovered that My Beloved had already talked with the co-ordinator about Middle when she had set up the appointment.
I teared up a little. I am accustomed to being the only one who is thinking about Middle's wants and needs and taking action, the only one truly tending to his future. I don't for a moment question MomC's devotion to all of her children, but I rarely,see her engaging with Middle's challenges in the here-and-now, let alone in the future.
And here My Beloved was taking action about something I hadn't even thought about in Middle's future. She tells me that she's always thinking about my boys and their future and needs, and especially about Middle. And now I've seen the it in action.
I am in awe of my (and my children's) great fortune to have found such a wonderful woman. (If you're reading this babe, I love you this <-------------------> big.)------------------->