This post has stuff about a previous relationship. My perspective has changed
Mary asked a good question tonight: Is she going to be replaced by Maddie? I sometimes forget to affirm Mary lots and when I do I always wish I could remember what I said or thought later, so I thought I’d post it here. (This post is pretty intimate, feel free to skip it if you’d like)
No Mary, you are not being replaced by Maddie. You are and always will be my best friend ever. There will never be another like you and there was never another that was made that could know and understand me the way that you do. When it comes time to discipline our daughter, it will be you that I consult. When our daughter has left our house and married it will be just you and I. We’ll still be best friends.
Even though date nights may be sparse for the next few months, we will always come back to it. Just you and me. Alone time together. Whether it’s an hour out by the pool with a little fire, or a movie at the theater, or just dinner at Applebees I will always look forward to connecting withyou. I’ll always want to know how your day went, what you did, what the highlights were, etc.