Today is a day I usually spend honoring this great man. He did so much good for our country. He made my family possible. Without the push he gave the Civil Rights movement, I am not sure if it would be possible and accepted for 2 white people to adopt and raise black babies.
I am thankful for him and his work. I really am. But, I am having a terrible day today, and my mind just cannot wrap around it and come up with the proper words. I miss my husband. I miss his touch, his voice, his comfort. I knew this was going to be hard, but some days it takes my breath away. I have been with Armydad since I was (almost) 16. Since he moved to my college town 9 1/2 years ago, we have not gone more than a couple days without seeing each other.
I feel like I let my kids down today. I did nothing to honor this great man because I was so consumed with missing my husband. Next year I will do better. I will teach them to honor the man who paved the path to our family.