WARNING: Sappy post ensues!!!!
There are three of them; two furry, one not; two four legged, one not; two short, one not. But they all have something in common, they're my boys and they make my day.
Right now, Glacier, Roscoe and I are sprawled out on the mattress we have on our living room floor since we are minus a couch. Both dogs are snoring away, but I feel secure with them squashing my feet. Mr. K is upstairs fast asleep, but if I were to be up there tucked in beside him, I would feel just as secure. I don't mean "secure" in the "a robber may break in and I have two big dogs and one big husband to protect me" kind of secure. I mean the "I am loved" kind of secure. I think sometimes it is easy to forget that feeling with all of the craziness that living life brings, but in the quiet of this morning as I slipped out of bed and out the bedroom door with the two dogs following behind wagging their tails and Mr. K waking briefly to make sure I was fine, that secure feeling washed over me. It stayed with me as I poured cereal and ate it with Glacier warming my feet under the kitchen table, which by the way, is a lopsided card table that is a stand in for our actual dining room table that I sent back with my parents. It stayed with me as I read through early morning blogs while Glacier twitched and grumbled in his sleep and Roscoe snored. Here are these three beings who care about me and I care about them. This is what living should be about in its simplest state; people caring for one another. Well, perhaps that should be expanded to people and animals caring for one another.
I wish everyone could find that feeling today, or maybe tomorrow, but either way look for it. If you can't find it, it'll find you; especially when you least expect it. I can't tell you how many times I have sat in this exact same spot, in this exact position and not realised just how really loved I am.
My boys may come in different varieties and they may show their love in different ways, but I got the message this morning. And I hope, they get the message back. :)