BoyGeeding and DaughterGeeding were up early, even though they knew school was cancelled. They were excited about the snow and went outside first thing this morning. It brought a huge amount of joy to my heart to see this happy innocence and reminded me of the days when I was young without a worry in the world and how magical a school day being cancelled because of snow was. It also brought back painful memories of how I missed out on a week full of this last year when my wife abandoned me and kept the kids from communicating with me. Of course, I had my phone out taking photos and recording video of them playing in it. There were a few moments when I wanted to send them to my ex. That’s one thing I really miss – co-parenting, sharing joyful moments of the children with the only other person who can love my kids as much as I do. But she’s very against me sending her any sort of message or a reminder that I’m their father or we were once married.
Usually I watch a lot of local and national news, but avoided it all because I didn’t want to be reminded of the events of almost a year ago. It’s just too damn painful. Fortunately, I had my weekly session with my counselor to talk things out. Even more fortunately, my session didn’t have to be cancelled due to weather since we could meet online.
To my surprise, DaughterGeeding took her pet bunny (named Buno, after U2 frontman Bono) out of the cage for him to experience the snow.
The butterfly sanctuary, part of the North American Butterfly Association, made the announcement Wednesday. The decision came just days after GOP operatives descended on the site, reviving baseless and false conspiracy theories linking the center to sex trafficking.