For Memorial Day weekend we decided to get away for the day. Milo and I loaded up in the car, along with the grandparents, and set off.It has been about 10 months since we last went to the Aquarium. That was a few days after my husbands funeral. To be honest, I do not remember much from that trip. My heart was so heavy. I do know, however, Milo enjoyed it so much we knew we had to take him back. On our way home we decided to drive down some of Route 66 and make a visit to Pops in Arcadia. This is a cool little gas station where you can get every type of soda pop imaginable. You name it, they have it. Since we are not soda drinkers it was a fun splurge to have a drink of an old time soda, in a glass bottle of course. Before we left, Milo had to run and dance in the neighboring field, because, who wouldn't want to do that? He loves to dance and makes me laugh every time he does it, in the most random of places. All in all it was a good day. It's weird to me that I can feel so sad from Joel not being there, think of him constantly, but still be able to compartmentalize that enough to say "this day was good". The good moments still come with sadness weaved through. I'm not sure if that will always be. I've made peace with it for the time being. For now, as I put my head on my pillow that evening I could say, this day, I was so very thankful for soda, fishes and dancing in fields.
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