Everyone in our family is healthy, including my parents. My husband has a very stable job with a great work life balance. Our marriage is solid. We’re comfortable financially. My boys are having a good year in school. I am in a good creative groove. Really does it get any better than this?
All around me I see it though. People’s parents and children dying. People dealing with difficult medical diagnoses. Natural disasters. Financial struggles. Families falling apart. Children going into self destruct mode. I feel like I am tempting fate even enumerating the state of my life and blessings. I feel like I am holding my breath. Waiting for the other shoe to drop. Like my turn in the queue is coming up for some major adversity. It can’t go on like this, it never does. It’s too perfect, like the calm before the storm.