Did you guys watch the Oprah's Next Chapter that was on last night? It was the best one yet - hands down. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were barefoot, candid and chatted with the Opes about their relationship and their twins. I fell in love with them. I really did.
I loved them talking about speaking to their kids as if they're grown ups. I practice that one as well. I thought it was brave of Neil to admit that he hasn't truly bonded yet with the kids - that he loves them but he feels he'll be at his best to them when they're able to communicate with him. They were so honest about the struggles of relationships when one person is more successful yet they know that they're in it for the long haul and that it's about working on it and finding a way to make it work together. Essentially? I want a relationship like they have.
But the part of the show that got me the most? Listening to David and his dad talk about David's mom. Have a watch - it starts after Neil's folks. (yeah we're tight like that).
Like my mom, she died of leukemia. Like my parents, they were married for forty years. Like my mom, he never got to introduce his kids to his mother. It sucks. It has always sucked and it will always suck. I wanted to reach through the screen and hug his dad. His one regret is that his wife didn't get to see where David is at right now in his life. The ONLY regret I have that has to do with Will is that he never got to meet her and that she can't see where I am in my life with him right now. Maybe I should have had him sooner.
Hindsight is 20/20. I'll tell you this though - watch the rerun of this episode. You'll fall in love too. AND if you happen to know anyone who questions whether or not a gay couple should be allowed to marry? Please show them this show.