A house is merely a structure, whereas a home is where the heart resides and we will find that for many they can have one without the other.
At the time, I had sang Take Me Out to the Ball Game to my boys before going to sleep for 10 years. So, I was inspired to find the perfect song to sing to Lily when she arrived. I could not find one. I was so excited to finally have a girl of my own, so I decided to write my own. With the boys permission I am used the tune of their song.
This day is immersed in my mind forever, not just because of the memorable words that came out of his son's mouth yet it was the moment that my friendship with Chad engulfed into a friendship with his children as well.
Looking back I am so grateful for these incredible women that came into my life and assisted me into becoming the woman I am today. I am saddened that the three of them are no longer in my life due to death and loss of contact (I bet I could find Angela on Facebook), but what they taught me is instilled within me forever.
Today I celebrate memories with great cheer, the man I wish could still be here.