Just a Heads Up on Future Plans
My nephew is getting married next weekend in Orange County, California. This is the nephew we fostered for a year when he was moving from twelve to thirteen and his parents were unable to care for him. So in some ways, he's a bit like a son to me, though in personality and looks he doesn't resemble Jason, whom I lost three years earlier, at all. It was a tumultuous year at times because Bobby was dealing with the separation from his parents and the life he was used to.
After all, we lived in the country and didn't have a TV. We saw that Bobby met new friends he could play with and he did get to go to youth group at church, and he got a lot of adult attention. I also home schooled him, since we were still traveling with the business and we wanted him to have a chance to see the country.
The photo was taken at church one Sunday shortly after Christmas. My husband took it, because he didn't wear his matching shirt I had bought all the “boys” for Christmas. Bobby is in the middle. On the left is Rich, and other “adopted” son who was far from his family in any way you can imagine. Rich became another significant adult to Bobby during that time. He understood better than we did some of what Bobby was experiencing.
A lot happened between the time Bobby left us to go back home and now. But he finally got his act together. He graduated from college last year and now has a good job closer to where I live than where he used to. I expect we will see the family more often now.
In any case, we have decided that we will take a three-day weekend for the wedding to participate in all the festivities. I don't plan to take my computer because I don't want to have to worry about it staying in a hot car or a motel room. I will be limited to using the motel computer or one at my brother's home. I may or may not have an opportunity to write while there. I hope by the time I leave, suffolkjason will be back to make up for my absence. I don't want you to worry about me the way we've been worrying about him. Don't worry unless you don't hear anything by the following Tuesday.
Meanwhile, if you believe in prayer, please pray that I will get well and my husband won't catch what I have. It's very mild and we aren't sure what it is, but if either of us is still sick, we will have to cancel the trip, and I don't want to do that. Meanwhile, I may be busier than usual getting ready for the trip and have less time to interact here. I do have to rest more than usual and go to bed early to stay rested. I have to work tomorrow. I still have no idea what I'm going to wear to the wedding. I expect there will be lots to write about when I get back home.
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Image Credit » My husband took the photo and I have used it with his permission.