Day 356: Don’t Eat Dessert Without Me

Hi guys,

I apologize in advance for this blog post being a little shorter than usual, but I came to write this right as I finished dinner with my brother and sister and some of our friends, and they are still here, so I don’t want to keep them waiting for too long.

The reason that I cooked dinner tonight was because my brother, who is 20, is leaving tomorrow for two weeks, so I wanted to give him a nice goodbye dinner with my sister and I.

I invited him last night, before I knew that I would wake up with my body sore this morning (yet again).

Right away, Ed wanted me to cancel this dinner.

I actually thought about it. And I thought about ways I could get around it.

I thought that maybe we could go to a restaurant where I could order something different than everyone else. And even if I did decide to do that, it wouldn’t be bad, but the point was that I had said I would make dinner, and I was really looking forward to it.

I used to cook for my brother all the time when I was locked in Ed, and I never got to enjoy the food with him, so tonight was going to be a special occasion.

I didn’t have to think about it too much. It was one of those days where I just knew what I had to do, and so I did it.

Stuffed salmon, roasted butternut squash, roasted brussel sprouts, champaign and bread rolls later, I can say that although Ed is not happy with me, and he is very much with me right now, I am happy.

I am happy because when I hear my brother laughing right now from up in my room, I know it is this dinner that made that happen.

I am happy because him, my sister and I just sat around at a dinner table and enjoyed good conversation.

Regardless of how many times I have to shut Ed up tonight, this dinner was worth that; it was worth the connectedness, the selflessness and worth the company.

My brother even came wearing his hello life bracelet, which I forgot he he even had.

And right as I left the table to come write this post, I told them very seriously and matter of factly, “guys, don’t eat dessert without me.”

On that note, I am off to enjoy my dessert, even with Ed next to me.

We’ll be fine , Ed. It’s time for dessert.

Hello life.

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7 thoughts on “Day 356: Don’t Eat Dessert Without Me

  1. I love this because that’s kinda what I did with my ED..I had to teach mine a few things.. kinda like an out of control teenager..rather than a big mean monster. It’s all about perspective πŸ™‚

  2. This dinner meant the world to me! I don’t know if I ever enjoyed so many laughs with my beautiful older sisters over such amazing food before!! You guys are both so special.. But we know who cooked the food tonight and who cleaned the dishes.. I guess we all take a part lol.. As for Ed well I guess when I’m there he knows not to mess around and get in my way of a loving and salty relationship with my extremely beautiful, loving, & thoughtful big seeeester my litttttle tooooooossiic my tooloosssic .. Hahaha LOVE

  3. This is wonderful!! Good for you for telling ED to Shut up!! I am so glad you didn’t cancel the dinner. It sounds like you had a great time πŸ™‚ And double yay for all those yummy looking desserts πŸ™‚

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