Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Proud Mom

Today, my son Ben ran his first track meet. He was.. um.. a little wound up and nervous. But all smiles when he was done. He ran a 2:59 in the 800meters, and to me, he seemed like he was loping.

He came in second.

He was also thrown in for the relay race at the last minute, and did well.

Proud Mom.

Zachary had a baseball game and while the team lost, again, he kept his head high. He did not blame teammates, nor did he think he was perfect- he knows what he needs to work on. He is a great sportsman, that one. Gracious in defeat in a way I never, ever was.

And today, in New Hampshire, the "live free or die" state, marriage equality was passed by the Senate. I'm not sure how clear the road is through the House, nor what the "marriage is one man and one woman" Governor will do, but to see my neighboring, EXTREMELY conservative state take this step was amazing.

The house is clean- no small task- homework is being done, and I finally beat the pile of laundry in Jake's room that has always seemed to multiply in a way must be alien in origin. A good dinner was had by all, another near impossible feat during baseball and track season. Four out of five at the table, too.

I've made a few people mad this week, and I'm sorry for that. I've made a couple happy, too. A good friend called today and I love our connection, the way we understand each other after so many years.

I am very grateful for all the well wishes for my friend who was sick. She's going to be fine- like I said, she's the strongest person I know.

There is something winding down inside me, I can feel it. I glimpsed the kind of calm I feel when I'm at the ocean today, in the middle of what always feels like a storm. I was able to simply be.

And know it is so very much to be in the world today.


Blogger Ellen de Bunchastu said...

Congrats on the track meet, as well as the show of sportsmanship; it's certainly a lot more important!

I wish you a restful night,


11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Blogger Sara said...

ok, that's it. I'm not having that porn crap on my site. I am deleting that comment.

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Blogger Sue J said...

hey -- I wasn't finished copying down those phone numbers!

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Morgan said...

Me either! Could you send me the last five.

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Blogger Dawg said...

I should reqest the number 888-dawg-dyke

Oohhh hottie would be so pissed, lol.

Clean house is always a great accomplishment.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

you all are pigs.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

and of course I have the numbers...

8:23 PM  
Blogger Seda said...

Cool, Sara!

I wonder if you're seeing the influence of your own (Massachusetts) example in all the neighboring states voting for gay marriage. "Oh, look, Martha, the sky didn't fall in, and our marriage is just as good as it ever was!" "Sure thing, Eddie, guess God ain't gonna strike us with lightning from the sky just 'cause we let our neighbors enjoy the same rights we got." Or something...

10:30 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

honestly, Seda, I think Iowa tipped the movement...

I mean... Iowa. c'mon.

10:38 AM  
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Anonymous Morgan said...

Gee, Sara, reading your comments is like having the classifieds at my finger tips!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

good lord, I'm deleting that too.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Sue J said...

Will you be posting ads for apartments for rent, too? And part-time jobs?

4:11 PM  
Anonymous donald said...

and the maine senate voted 21-14 to approve gay marriages now too!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Ellen de Bunchastu said...

For a second there I thought I had said something offensive, until I realized there was a deleted comment just after mine...

Sorry about all this spam you're receiving!


7:49 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

not you ellen, not you at all.

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