I believe that certain people come into your life to fulfill very specific needs. Amber fills my Couple Cup. Ami fills my Laugh Cup. Anne fills my Soul Cup. Aubrey fills my Let’s Discuss Nonsense Cup. And that’s just the A’s…
She loved me before she met me. The first thing she said to me was “How do you like Tennessee?” The lady knew Rocky and I were in it for the long haul even though we’d barely been on two dates.
Her open heart was eager to share that love and adoration with a grandbaby. I made her wait a few years longer than she would have hoped, but I needed to have my adoration cup filled before she moved on to fill little Bennett’s adoration cup. He’s the prettiest, smartest, sweetest baby she’s ever known. She might be biased, but she is that generous with just about every other man, woman and child she’s ever met.
Our first weekend on campus, Sarah asked me if I'd like to go with her to open a student checking account. I couldn't believe my luck. This nice, pretty girl was inviting me to join her in public. I tried so hard not to say something stupid like "Don't you just crave cheese curds?" I'd save those deep thoughts until later in our relationship.
Sarah was always there for me. There was only one time in my relationship with Rocky that we came perilously close to breaking up. Sarah couldn't sit idly by and sent that boy a shape-up-or-ship-out email. It was a turning point for me, Rocky and Sarah. Then, when I busted my knee, she drove me to physical therapy and made me believe I wouldn't walk like a gimp forever.
Like any relationship, closeness ebbs and flows. These days, we're seperated by a few hundred miles and mounds of dirty diapers. Just like some days peas or carrots stand better alone, soon you realize they are just better together.
Linda and Sarah both came along at the most impressionable times in my life. They fill parts of my soul like no one else can. It makes me so happy to celebrate these two lovely ladies' birthdays this week. My cup runneth over thanks to them.