Monday, March 20, 2006

A Tense Couple of Weeks

If it seems I've dropped out of my own life the past couple of weeks, it's because the time for signing divorce and custody papers has arrived, and lately there has been some unexpected wrangling over custody issues. With luck and good judgement they will be settled very shortly, with Mia's best interests guiding us all. It has put literally everything else on the backburner, though.

On the upside, Mia's cousin stayed at our place last night for a sleepover, and they had a great time. I found myself just sitting back and watching the two five-year-olds, listening to their earnest exchanges ("I'm a teenager because I can throw the ball up in the air and catch it." "Well I'm an astronaut."), marveling at the beauty of it, and saddened, too, by all the hostile or indifferent forces crowding in around them, and around all small children.

I'm not a religious man, but I find myself praying for the strength and the wisdom to be her father, to steer her safely into adulthood.

13 Comments:

At 3:01 PM, Blogger colin said...

Good luck, Nathan. I hope it all gets resolved quickly and peaceably.

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger Gone said...

Keep hope alive.

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger Melantrys said...

*pats and hugs some*

 
At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nathan,
Sounds like you're doing what you can to stay on an even keel. Good luck.

 
At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nathan,
Sounds like you're doing what you can to stay on an even keel. Good luck.
Ellen

 
At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nate: Your love for your daughter is very apparent. As is the goodness of your soul, your heart.

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you, I hear your voice, and I know you. You are good.

 
At 1:26 AM, Blogger Bobbi said...

Hello Nathan. I remember you and your brother Jesse staying at my house with Varky, the goofy big white dog in Sartell MN..I also remember taking you to the fair in Thief River Falls when you were very little. We all wore red and white checked shirts..simple times.. I am your aunt Bobbi, your dad's sister. Do you remember me, dearest heart? It has been a long time..

 
At 3:24 AM, Anonymous Maura said...

Nate - What? I will call you tomorrow. We'll talk baseball. Monte says the Royal's will win it all:;

 
At 7:05 AM, Blogger Nathan said...

Aunt Bobbi! Holy smokes! I definitely remember you (although, sadly, not the fair and the matching shirts)! Please email me at my last name at gmail.com. I'd love to talk with you.

Maura -- looking forward to it. Monte's optimism is touching, in a doomed and rather pathetic sort of way. :)

 
At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Nathan. I know your heart is in the right place...not like your brother Jesse. He is a piece of shit.

 
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