"HA!" Joe laughed in my face. (He was apparently trying to play things cool in front of Sandra; we both knew he had a thing for her.)
I don't remember how I reacted to Joe. It didn't even matter. It was just the fact that I let it out. I let it be known.
And a few weeks later I was introduced to my future Hubby. That was the kicker! Coincidence?
So now of course after my previous post where I let it all out, with my sad, tiny violin story about how all I wanted was to have a nice family day at the beach without incident: you guessed it! I got it!!!!!
What an abrupt change! I was at my wit's end when I wrote that last post. I didn't see things changing anytime soon. I had given up.
So this weekend, we took Qori to the beach since he loves to swim. I didn't even try to suggest that Diego take off his shoes or go into the water. He stood there watching Qori and his brother wade in the water.
And early on he turned to me and said, "Mama, I want to try it out. I'm not shy."
I said, "What -- you want to go in the water?!"
"Yes," he said calmly.
I was skeptical. Even as I was removing his shoes, I kept saying, "If you don't like it, don't worry. You don't have to go in the water. I'll just put your shoes back on."
His bare feet touched the sand first, which worried me because he couldn't even touch sand with his hands when he was younger, let alone with his feet. This critical moment and his reaction would set the mood for the rest of our evening.
......And after 4.25 years of me waiting for him to get over his sand and water phobia and not go into a tantrum distress at the beach, he walked over to the small lagoon and put one foot in.........
.................and I got my wish!
There were no tantrums. It was just a tranquil day at the beach filled with smiles. And on the way home, they fell asleep -- just like I described in my wish. Everything was just, tranquil. To any other person, this is just another day, but you don't understand, to me it's a miracle! It's a culmination after 4.25 years of NEVER being able to just have a nice family day at the beach. I was so happy for those hours. I felt complete. I've been re-invigorated on motherhood (still not having another baby though!!!!)
So now, I'd just like to let it be known that all I want in life is to win the lottery jackpot ;)
Hey, it's worth a shot!