Let me start with an apology.
I ruined your prized Lewis Hamilton shirt. The one that you’re saving for the Singapore Grand Prix this September. The one that was gifted by our valonqar.
I don’t know what’s worse:
(1) Me being so scatterbrained as of late that I tossed it in the washing machine (I was the one who told you to strictly hand wash it because the dryer will ruin it)
(2) You, not even the slightest angry at me.
“Polly, you tossed it in the wash… the print’s melted a bit…”, you said matter-of-factly.
You’ve always been that way with me.
When we lost Ezra, I was in a very difficult place. So difficult that I made it all about me. Blinded, I failed to see that you were hurting as much as I did.
Heck, it must have been worse for you seeing your wife having difficulty moving on. You probably felt that you not only lost Ezra, but on the brink of losing me, as well.
I read something recently that strongly resonated with me: “You wreck your own life and then, very gently, you wreck the lives of those around you”.
I hope I haven’t wrecked you yet in any way. I hope that I haven’t dampened your spirit.
You’re helping me recover, little by little. You were there for me in every tear, every frustration, every anxiety attack, every insecurity, every back-to-square-one…
And for that, I am very thankful.
My pain is your pain. My loss is equally your loss.
That I should not forget.
You would’ve been a great Papa to Ezra.
I love you.
Happy Father’s Day.
Always and Forever,