Sometimes we fail to appreciate the people who have done the most for us. Sometimes they are the people who have to put up with us every day.
Today I was reminded of the time my bike was stolen many years ago. My husband and I were just dating at the time. Dating: Do people do that any more? Okay, we were seeing each other.
Having your bike stolen is a right of passage for many people in Toronto but it still sucks because I loved that bike. We had been together for over 14 years. We were one. That and I couldn’t afford to replace it. And yes, it was locked up. I’m not that dense. And yes, the bike “harvesters” in this town are that crafty (or desperate).
I was supposed to be on my way to a course that morning and was late because my mode of transportation had been hijacked. When I finally arrived at the course I opened my notebook to find this drawing from my (now) husband.
Can we all say, “Awwww,” together? Isn’t that cute? Turns out I’m not the only artist in the family. Turns out I also cycle in a skirt, according to my husband. As if this were the 1950’s. I ride a men’s bike by the way.
I cherish this little drawing so much I’ll be taking it to the grave with me. Now that it has been immortalized in digital format it will outlive me. It’s also fitting that this drawing is actually a formula – since my husband has a math degree. That’s one of the many great things about him, he’s smart, funny, quirky, interesting, generous, hard-working and full of surprises. The fact that he endured my postpartum depression for over 2 years is worthy of a medal in itself.
Sometimes I needlessly scare myself by imagining what life would be like without him. It’s always a story that ends badly because he’s irreplaceable. Can we all say, “Awwww,” again? Alright, enough of that.
He also happens to be sitting right behind me, completely unaware that I am writing this.
Now before I make you vomit in your afternoon tea with all this mushy stuff let me nudge you to acknowledge someone in your life that you would find it hard to live without. If you’re single and by now are ready to blow away all of us happy couples with your imaginary machine gun, my deepest wish for you is that you too find someone you can’t imagine life without – and soon.
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