young hearts aflame on the zambezi.
on our wedding day i wish i would have written down where i saw myself in five years. i would love to read my naive, rainbows-kittens-and-lollipops answer. i thought about this on the night of our fifth anniversary as i was attempting to restrain and comfort our ballistic two year old on an emergency room bed in order for the nurse to give him a breathing treatment. it was not unlike trying to floss the teeth of a rabid dog.
(fox is home and happy and healthier now. prayers are answered, we are humbled.)
but phenomenal juxtaposition here. you just can't make that stuff up. and it's somewhat metaphorical of how our life has been like over the past five years, don't you think? mildly unpredictable?
a short list of things i did not see coming:
.threatening to throw a bucket of ice on some randy europeans in thailand
.crawling through poisonous mineral mines in bolivia
.wearing my clothes inside-out to avoid arrest in zimbabwe
.sharing a seat with a duck on the bus in china
(and you wonder why i have anxiety)
.never ending stacks of dirty dishes in our new york city sink
.walking past the first avenue bar scene at 11pm with my wet laundry hanging over my stroller
.teaching fox to spell his name
.making indiana smile
dear 4.23.2005 erin, five years from this day you will be in a dirty new york city emergency room in the middle of the night trying to soothe your poor, screaming, sick toddler. but don't let that scare you -- your life is wonderful.