I spent all day, Thursday, checking my inbox, waiting for that one email. By late afternoon, I steeled myself in acceptance that maybe Cris wouldn’t want to hear from me, despite contacting me in October.
Well, I couldn’t wait, for Cris’ email response. Late Thursday evening, on the way to do grocery shopping I put in a phone call to him. No answer. *sigh* OK, I get the message. But then as I was pushing the trolley down aisles, the phone rang – Cris was calling back. It’s not the kind of conversation you want to have, waiting to pay for your toiletries and tuna steak, so I said I’d call him back, left half the list unshopped, and rushed out to the car, where I called back. Cris hadn’t read my email yet, so I went through it with him over the phone…waited for him to respond…
He did it with a quiet chuckle. And then we both broke out into the massive laughter that I have missed for more than a year, now, and spoke to each other for an hour*, it felt, catching up, talking, connecting.
Today, Cris sent an email back to me, containing these powerful words: “So, the long and short of it is that whether or not you need me to say it, I forgive you! So deal with it!”
Today, I feel like i can conquer the world – I feel like I have faced the biggest challenge of my life, met it head on, and emerged victorious, unbeatable.
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