Had lunch with retirees from my husbands Job
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Each one shared what they have been doing since they retired. Almost each one of them has taken an extended vacation somewhere. Each share grandchildren stories, successful kid stories, upgrades on their houses etc. pictures on cellphones being posted of the whole family together. The More I sat there the more I knew we didn’t belong and were only outsiders looking in. My husband has been retired 2 years and you faithful friends know what our 2 years has been like. Do I want to share that with total strangers? Do I want them to know my daughter is mentally impaired and we never will be grandparents? Am I ready to let others into our life and do they really want to be? Thankfully it never got to us! We were able to keep the conversations all about them. With 11 people we made it through testing the waters to find a place where we belong and this isn’t it! He worked with them years ago and that was then.