Akron Day 3: Heartbreak is a funny thing. You’re walking along, totally fine, then BAM. It flashes through your body, faster than the speed of light and seizes you by the heart, like it’s trying to pulverize your most important organ in its fist. Heartbreak and I meet up about a hundred times a day this way, which is an improvement, as it used to be at least double. If I had been hoping it wouldn’t find me here, I was wrong. All I can do here is think, which is maybe good. The only way out is through, right? I’m just gonna think it away. — Quiet day, today, with my mom, and then dinner tonight with my second mama, @lvledbetter and my sisters @formaxnben & Lisa and their ADORABLE offspring. Thankful for the ad my mom put in the paper for a babysitter which Luci found and answered when I was just a baby. How random and wonderful that this amazing woman turned into the second mother she was for me. I was, literally, another member of her family, going camping, to family outings, spending countless hours with them and eventually becoming best friends with Ashlie (her youngest daughter). So thankful for you, Luci, Ash, and Lisa. Healing to see you, and lord knows I need healing right now. After dinner, I was even able to catch about 5 or 6 fireflies in a jar to show the boys. They were so excited every time each one glowed. It was precious, and gave me a hope about the beauty in every little experience to be found. Even heartbreak. .