A couple blogs that I read have a series they call "If We Had Coffee"
in which they just "chat" on their blog.
I love the idea & so I'm stealing it for this post.
If we had coffee...
... I'd have hot chocolate. Because I don't really like coffee.
Unless we're meeting at Starbucks. There's lots of sugary drinks I like there.
... I'd have to get up from our chat often to intervene in my son's adventures.
Like trying to tip over one of our lamps, which seems to be his most recent fascination.
... I'd tell you a lot of annoying mom stories about Bo.
How he's accomplishing new things almost daily. And learning so much.
... I'd tell you that I'm also learning so much in this season of life.
The heartache of seeing my father in pain and the overwhelming joy of seeing my boy grow.
It's a strange place to be in.
... I'd tell you that I'm kind of struggling right now.
I'm holding onto a lot of anger.
At people who deserve it and people who don't.
People who make assumptions about me when they hardly know me.
People who haven't reached out to offer support when I thought they would.
People that I'm wrongly making assumptions about.
... I'd have to yell at my dog a couple times.
Because she feels the need to bark at ev.er.y.thing.
... I'd try to make sure we had cookies to eat with coffee/hot cocoa.
Because I have an unabashed sweet tooth.
And I believe in sharing tasty treats with people you love.
... I hope you'd feel comfortable enough to share your triumphs and tears.
Because I love to listen to the stories of others.
... I'd probably make a joke about something and later overanalyze its reception.
And worry that I should have said something differently.
... And when our coffee date was over, I'd try to get you to take some cookies with you.
Because I've already eaten too many, in all honesty.