Keeley’s March Challenge #19
Who is the Most Important Constant in My Life?
This is story number 19 in Keeley Schroder’s March challenge. (Woo-hoo — this means I’ve managed two in a row!)
This is an impossible question to answer because my life has been a series of chapters, and few people have been there for the whole time.
I made the above chart to show the overlap between some of the people.
My youngest sister and my elderly aunt have known me for my whole life. They are my last remaining links to my childhood and my late parents. But there have been periods when we were not very close and rarely saw each other.
John, the boss I wrote about in my weird workplace stories, took over as a kind of father figure after my dad died.
(I really should add more stories to that series.)
I’m glad to remain friends with someone who also worked with John. We’ve known each other for a long time now, and it’s nice to reminisce.
Jane, my late wife, was the most important constant in my life until she died almost ten years ago. We were incredibly close, and losing her tore my life apart.
My children have been at the heart of my world ever since they were born, and they connect me to my late wife. We are about as close as a dad can be to his teenage sons.
My late wife’s parents have occasionally said they think of me as a son. But there is sometimes a slight barrier that did…