There are lists of life circumstances that experts say increase the risk of divorce for couples. Included are:
- law school
- the practice of law
- raising multiples
Unable to converse with Dave -- on his birthday -- over the roar of childrens' frenetic energy, I was caught off guard as I took a bite of pizza. I realized there were other ways to feel glimpses of connection. The taste of the pizza -- a combination of vegetables and pepperoni that we ordered years ago --
as we dated,
survived grad school in Missouri,
then law school in MN,
then all the heartbreaks of lost babies,
and finally the arrival of twins,
served as a reminder of our connection. The pizza, in the chaos, spoke words we could not. And that will have to do. For now.
Happy Birthday Dave.