Tonight I have been thinking a lot about just how much there is that we don't know about our parents.
Through some strange and unexpected circumstances, I came across a blog written by my father's girlfriend full of recipes. One post said something about how she wanted to reward her "sweetie" for mowing the yard so she made him one of his favorite meals. Salmon patties, mac and cheese, and something else I can't remember. It was strange to read what it is my father likes to eat on a blog somewhere when I would not have been able to answer this question myself.
So I started thinking about all of the things that my parents must think about throughout their days that remind them of each other. I know that there are certain things that will always make me think of my ex-husband no matter how much time passes and how many people come in and out of my life. Certainly this is the same for him, as he has said so himself a dozen times, and therefore, it must be the same for my mom and father.
There are a million moments that only the two of us will know about, and I guess I just hadn't put two and two together that it would be the same for my mom and father.
That being said, I know that this post is not well constructed or eloquent in any way shape or form, I just wanted to write it down while I was thinking about it.
We all have more in common than we think.