I went to Westminster last night, for Nats birthday bash. And, besides the horrible DC traffic, we had a blast. The kids had such a great time playing together, hanging out – and I love hanging out with Megan – such a sweet lady. It was weird when we got into town though. I have been there a few times. All with Shaun. And he pointed out every little spot along the way. So it was kinda gut wrenching when we got into town. But, then – once I got to Megan’s – I felt right at home. Like that was my family. And, fact of the matter is – they are. We have become close through a horrible tragedy. And I wish that wasn’t the way we became close – but I am so glad we did.
And I know that Shaun was happy I was there. Happy that we were all laughing and talking – looking at Natalie’s baby pictures and comparing them to Jacoby. Knowing that there are two halves of Shaun walking around. And when I looked at Natalie holding Jacoby – It was Shaun. Those two little halves – made up the whole Shaun to me. And I felt warm all over. And proud. And their little minds don’t understand all this. And I am glad they don’t. They just know that they love each other – and that’s fine for me.
Then today, Megan and I took the kids to Cranberry Mall. We walked around the Ravens store – and some sports store with a really weird name. Getting some great Christmas present ideas for the kiddies. And Megan and I laughed and talked – and I felt like I have known her forever. It’s weird how you can connect with someone in such a sad time. But, we have. And she’s a blast. Her husband is great – I just love them. So my trip was a fantastic success. I had a blast. I am exhausted, but happy. So thanks for the thoughts and prayers – they all worked! God is good to me. 🙂