On the weekend of Sept. 17, 2018, my friend and I went to a museum in Chattanooga.
We had to pay for it, but it wasn’t a big deal.
It was, however, a day of joy and sorrow.
After a week of being out of work, my husband and I had taken a break from our jobs to come to Chattanooga to celebrate our son’s birthday with our daughter and family.
It wasn’t long before my husband noticed that the door of the museum was locked.
So, after a little research and a phone call, we realized that the museum had a policy that if you were going to pay, you had to give it to someone else first.
So, our husband and me walked in.
The museum was not very nice, but I guess that was okay, since it wasn.
We bought tickets for everyone, and our friends and family waited patiently to see the exhibit we’d just bought.
It was the most beautiful exhibit I’d ever seen.
And we paid.
I’ve since been to a few museums where we’ve had to cough up money.
I can’t remember exactly how many, but maybe five.
But it doesn’t matter, because our family is still here, we’re still paying rent and our son still needs to be fed.
We went to the Chattanooga Art Museum in April of 2019.
Our son, who was in elementary school, has been visiting us there for a year and a half.
We have no children of our own, so we’re hoping to bring our two older sons in on our visit.
Our son is the only one of the three kids in our household who is in school.
We know that some other kids in the neighborhood may have a friend who’s in school, so it’s important for us to come.
But when we arrived, we were greeted with a line of people waiting in line to see us.
It was scary.
And we weren’t the only ones who were nervous.
I was worried that this would be the last time I’d see my son in Chattanooga, but he was still excited to see people.
He was looking forward to seeing people, and so were I. We took the opportunity to have a conversation about how we both care for our son.
We’ve been trying to find a better job for a while, so I’ve had time to consider this.
We’ve talked about it and decided to keep going, even though we’ve already seen the results of our choices.