People ask me all the time if Surfer Ty is going to move to Bellevue now that we’re expecting, and I say no. We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing, which is being together and then apart, but then together again. We always find a way to get back to the other and sometimes we wait a month but later, when the baby is born, it won’t be a month, it’ll be less, but for now, it’s what it is, and it works.
How? I don’t know. I do know that Flirting with Forty is magical because of him. He isn’t the entire story, but just when I was so broken up about life, marriage, divorce he was something entirely new, and entirely wonderful and I fell so hard. So unbelievably hard and it was just like Mama Mia, the ABBA song,
Just one look and I can hear a bell ring
One more look and I forget everything
Mama Mia, here I go again.
My, my how can I resist you?
I couldn’t resist him that first year. I was crazy about him, absolutely head over heels, and I’m still crazy about him and we’re heading towards five years.
Our relationship isn’t the relationship in the book. It’s more complicated. And it’s been harder at times. But it’s been better, too, because we’ve reached this place where we have a life together. A house there in Hawaii, a house here in Greater Seattle, and now a surfer baby on the way. Life wasn’t over at forty. Life was just beginning.
Just one look…