one of the great things that happened when we were in Rapid was I got to see my dear friends KB and JB...and in the smallish amount of time, they managed to unknowingly soothe the chapped parts of my soul that have been exposed to quagmire that is this town.
When thinking of this town the saying: "Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas" OR " Hang out with idiots, catch their disease" I feel is applicable.
Because I see myself growing hard, becoming a BAD parent since our arrival in this 1880's town. and I HATE it. I hate doing what I hate, which is squaring myself off to fit SOME ONE ELSE'S idea of who/how/what I/we/she should be. It enrages me.
But we began doing just that.
Except, we are NOT the crazies.
Being w/ and spending time w/ J and KB, seriously, it just calmed me. hearing their successes and their Uhoh's was helpful and healing for me. Both of them, by their very nature are so soothing that, it just absolutely calmed my ass right down, AND put my head on straight. We had such great conversations, and I got such good advice that wasn't all "here is some advice" type thing. (They'd make great Lakota's)
I'm not making any sense on here, because the feelings that they left me with and the lessons I learned from them, I can't even put properly into words. But i know this.
They were dear to us before, but now, they have just absolutely been snuggled deep into our hearts and the material of our lives henceforth.
K, J and children....we love you all and You all ROCK!!!