Happy Mother’s Day

I met my wife when we were both in a play 32 years ago.  I had heard of her before I met her.  My friend Jimmy had spoken about this Deb Dagenais who was a good actress.  It was easy to be attracted to her.  She was vivacious and fun.

Sometimes after rehearsal, I would wait with her for her bus and we’d chat.  I forget what we had been talking about but I remember whatever it was prompted me to say:  You’re going to be a good mother some day.

We weren’t going out at the time.  And I didn’t think she would be a good mother to my children.  I just thought that she would be a good mother.  I wish I could remember what it was that prompted me to say that.  It was a genuine, sincere observation

And it turned out to be true.

My kids, Caileigh, Keaton, and Tara are lucky people because they have Deb as a mom.  And they themselves are wonderful people because she was there and helped nurture them.  (I may have helped a little, but I have no illusions about who did the heavy lifting in the parenting department.)

Although, today is usually about our own mother’s, I wanted to express some gratitude to my children’s mother.

I love you, Deb!


© 2019 Peter Gruner

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