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Slap On That Phony Smile

Today is a beautiful day. The sun is shining, the temperature is perfect and I can hear a lawnmower doing it's job somewhere in the neighborhood. I'm doing all I can to keep a smile on my face but, something life changing is happening today and I can't stop thinking about it.

My oldest daughter has the sweetest best friend. She has spent as much time as possible at our house this past school year. Her Father would call me saying "Hi Ann, I'm looking for a girl who looks alot like my daughter. Have you seen her?" Our house seems to be a magnet for her big brother also. Dinner time is never dull, and now, with school being out, let's throw lunch time in the mix too. (I might need to start my own "Food Drive" soon ;-> )

These children, these young children, have no idea that today, right now, their father is having an incredibly serious procedure done to save his life. Their mother called me a few days ago to tell me what was happening and asked for child care help. She is doing all she can to keep it together. She's 38 years old with 3 children, ages 12, 10 and 3. No matter the outcome of the procedure, their life is forever changed as of today.

I'm making whatever food they want. I've got the Slip & Slides out and have music playing. They haven't been told how serious the situation is and, unfortunately, I know. I know it all.

I Don't Want To Be A Grown-Up Anymore!!!!!

Whew... OK. Time to gather myself. Time to smile. Time to hug. Time to make more sandwiches.

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