quote of the night

I ordered a pizza for the three kids (Addi is here tonight). I answered the door and the delivery dude was like, “I wouldn’t normally say something like this to a customer, but holy shit that is a huge Christmas tree. It’s beautiful. Can I be here on Christmas morning? Do your kids know how lucky they are?!” It sounds a bit weird when I read it back, but I promise it was actually really sweet and cute and genuine.

Marriage didn’t mean any promise of togetherness. But even so, I wanted it to be official. I wanted to stand up and make known those commitments to each other, in front of people who mattered. There was paperwork and a community, a shared life. I wanted that tether to him.

The Dinner List, Rebecca Searle

So you can’t just blame the person who leaves. If two people are unhappy, clocking the person who actually walks out the door is just getting them on a technicality.

The Dinner List, Rebecca Searle