I often hesitate to post any updates anymore and I suppose this belongs on Emeritus, but I think I'll put it here to avoid my curse. I'm always afraid that if I post something good I'm going to jinx it...and things are - good. Today my son texted me a recipe. Just that. No drama, no emergencies, just, "We just made this and it was AMAZING!" I joked back and forth with him a bit and he said he had to get ready for work and he loved me. Those tend to be our conversations anymore. A quick text of something silly. Yesterday I teased him with the fact he was taking up my ability to be on Netflix and I could tell what he was watching when I tried to get it up on my phone. Before that he wanted to tell me what his girlfriend and he were making for their 1 year anniversary dinner. They were looking at getting a place out of her parents house. He hasn't said anything since, and I haven't asked. Not my business...until I need an address or something. This is becoming the relationship I'd hoped for, only not long-distance. He's doing okay for now. It took him moving 2 states away - and finding a very understanding girlfriend, I suspect - but he's okay. While I'm still sometimes sad thinking about the past and what we've dealt with, I now occasionally get moments when I just love him to pieces and doing that doesn't hurt. Isn't that something?