Days of our lives
And if you would, give a little extra grace and understanding to those who don't have what you have.
Here are some thoughts from a single person:
There are certain days on the calendar that are awful: New Years, Valentine's day, birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
New Years: no girlfriend to kiss to ring in the New Years.
Valentine's day: my dream of proposing and giving her an engagement ring remains a mirage in the distant desert horizon as I taste the sand and sweat of my solo journey.
Birthday: no wife who feels that the date of my birth is a big deal because that was the day her husband came into this world.
Thanksgiving: no falling on my knees thanking God that my wife will soon be the mother of our child.
Christmas: no video cameras to take to the school play where my kid is the Christmas lobster (from the film Love Actually).
Decades of life and these 5 things remain beyond my reach, desired but just dreams that dissolve upon the waking of my real life.