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… and fortitude

Last night, I went to bed crying. I felt like every bit of hope I’ve had these last few months was delusional.

I still feel that, but I did find a little spark in something that happened yesterday.

Midway through the afternoon yesterday, an old work friend texted me. “Are you at LAX right now?”

He was there with his wife. When we met up, he said they’d invited all their friends. None had shown up. They’d been there for hours when he went, “Wait! There’s no way Deb’s not here!”

Thinking of that today made me smile. I might not have hope right now, but you know what? 

Agree, disagree, hope, don’t hope, like me, don’t like me, I’ll show up for you.

I might not have hope right now, but I have love … and fortitude.

LAX 7 p.m. Saturday v. LAX 3 p.m. Sunday

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  1. January 30, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for being there.

  2. January 31, 2017 at 8:13 am

    “I’ll show up for you.” Some of the nicest words that can ever be said. Good on you!

    • February 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you. It’s so hard for me to explain how liking/not-liking is not the most important thing to me. For anyone who doesn’t actively try to hurt others, I’m always, always game to show up and support however appears to be needed.

  3. February 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    We give up hope, we’ve lost. 🙂

    • February 8, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      That’s what my sister says! I think hope can fade in and out, but there’s the chance for better as long as we remember to find our way back to love (which isn’t always as squishy as some folks imagine). 🙂

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