My son likes to sea kayak and play in the ocean on his boogie board. The first day of our trip, I sat on the beach reading a book while my husband swam in the ocean with our son. While watching them, it occurred to me that my husband is the only person on earth besides me I completely trust to make sure our son doesn’t drown. Both literally and figuratively. Which I sort of knew to be the case, but it was striking to recognize it in a concrete way. I just took it for granted that my son wasn’t going to be swept away in the waves while I had my nose buried in my book and a margarita in hand.
When we got married, there were a whole range of things that brought us together as a couple – shared values, common interests, complimentary senses of humor – but we’ve been married long enough that other factors have, most unexpectedly, emerged over time to bind us together.
Chag Pesach, all! Enjoy your time with family and friends!