I Get It

August 28, 2015

I get it. Like, really get it. Everything they said was true. It is the biggest love you will ever feel. You think your heart will burst at times. They are your everything.

Anders in the Wild

My son Anders Wilder is the most incredible person I have ever met — which is saying a lot, ’cause I have met some pretty incredible people. And he is only one and a half years old.

And every day when I drop him off at “school,” I love to leave him. I love to leave him, because it is what is best for us.

It is what is best for me, because I love what I do. I love my job here at Fast Horse. I love being around creative human beings and making killer things to put out into the world. Things that make the world smile. Things that make the world better.

And it is what is best for him, because he has the most amazing days. He paints with sunglasses on. He pops bubbles with his toes. He learns manners and colors and the importance of friends. He walks through the doors every morning excited and leaves every afternoon with a swagger – because he knows he squeezed every last drop of awesomeness out of that day.

It is true, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Because at the end of the day I miss him. I miss him so much.

Yet, we happily go through the same routine Monday through Friday. Until Saturday morning, when I know we get two whole days to paint with sunglasses on and pop bubbles with our toes — together.  Oh… and then there’s the ice cream.

Melissa & Anders