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