A Short Thought.

Today I was walking through the park with Baby in the buggy when a man came the other way with a pram. It was someone I knew but hadn’t seen for about 5 years. We’d played cricket together and drunk quite a fair amount of beer together pre kids but then lost touch. When I last saw him he was post-divorce, single, living at his parents while his son from his failed marriage had just started Secondary School.

Now suddenly he had ‘started again’. His 8 month old daughter grinned angelically from her pram while Baby strained at her own 5 point harness in a vain attempt to start chasing the local Rottweiller again. Sadly both his parents had passed away since I last saw him but he had got over this and now had a new family to show off.

All day I have been thinking. About how soon things change. About how little it should take to stay in touch. About how every moment with a family should be cherished. And most of all about how next time we chat, we’ll be in a nice warm pub instead of standing in the park freezing our bits off.

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  1. #1 by motherventing on February 5, 2012 - 8:47 pm

    Just goes to show. You never know. And I’m a poet. And didn’t know it.

    I’ll get my coat.

  2. #2 by Expat Mammy on February 5, 2012 - 10:28 pm

    It’s true family is everything and we should cherish our time, great post

  3. #3 by jbmumofone on February 6, 2012 - 12:20 pm

    Lovely post. Glad he has had a second chance at things.

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