The winner is me and I will tell you why. I am not sure that I have ever written this part of the story before but I think it bears witness to where I am today in my advent activity.
A long time ago (doesn’t 1980 seem about 500 years ago right now?) in a galaxy far far away (well ok Calgary isn’t that far but hey that’s how the story starts out so I went with it) there was a weaving of engineers and nurses from one residence to the other campus. There were complex and casual friendships and there were those who became lovers.
In late June of 1980 I looked across a very crowded loud crazy scene and thought “that’s the man I want to spend the rest of my life with”. Lucky for me he felt the same way and here we are 4 decades later.
Which is why today’s activity was an easy concept. A thoughtful message of appreciation for the one who holds my heart. Of course you’d think I would have been more organized, made a card and written the note earlier than 10 pm.
There is no one I would rather have spent the pandemic with. He gets me, most of the time faster than I can see myself through whatever the issue is. He supports me, allowing my voice to speak but standing there when I need the help to find it. We have the right amount of space in our togetherness – it allows us to pursue our own things but can easily spend loads of time together.
As I said I’m actually the winner in this kindness activity. I know that not everyone gets this kind of partnership in life.