Where were you on this date, at this time, in 2001?
It's September 5, at 8:30 a.m. CST.
On September 5, 2001, at 9:30 EST, I was getting married.
A lot has changed in the last seven years, but from where I sit, every bit of that change has been for the better. Some things haven't changed - namely, the people who love and value me as a person are still there, steadfastly doing what they do, and making my life brighter. We've added some people to mix, and my life has blossomed because of them.
So now it's not 8:30 a.m. any more. That moment has come and gone, and I can let go of the memory of a walk down the aisle and a marriage destined to fail, and concentrate instead on what was happening 42 years ago today.
Yep, that's when Patricia Irene Weston Bieritz brought not one, but two babies into the world. And with the exception of the occasional bump in the road along the way, it's been a pretty damn good life so far.
I'm glad you're sharing it with me.