E’s Birthday

Today is Ellen’s birthday, but we’re not celebrating together since in Arkansas. She went for our sister-in-law’s pinning ceremony – Andrea’s graduating from nursing school, and if anyone is capable of the tough love necessary to be a good nurse, it’s Andrea.

A note here to say, publicly on on the site, that meeting, courting, marrying, and living with Ellen has been the best sequence of events in my life since being born. (Okay, you two readers, together now: “Awwww!”) Step-dadding the boys has not been the challenge I expected; it’s been a different, more challenging challenge, and all the better for not being what I thought I expected.

Happy birthday, sweetheart.