I have been in this same boat for a few years myself. I have a 10 year old I haven't seen in 7 years. Her mom has told her so much about me she will probably never want to see me. Until that day comes that she can make the choice for herself I am here with open arms.
I'm glad you got that piece of your life back. I have found out no matter how much I try to down play it.... There's still that little piece of me that wants her to be part of my life.
I am hoping that by summers end before they go back to AZ the girls will come to visit.
It just isn't right, me, stuck 100ft in the air, in my crane cab, my 3 meals beside me, (3 salads) and you start talking about wonderful, delicious, Gods gift to man, Good Food! Worse yet, you show me mouth watering pictures. I wounder if the Co. wouldn't mind me having a grill outside my cab on the landing?
Think people would be concerned to drive by and see smoke coming off the top of a crane?
There really are no words to describe today.
I woke up this morning and Steph had already left for class ( she has a 8-5 class every day this week). The sound I heard was pure music to my ears. My boys were playing in the living room.
I came down the hall grinning like a fool and made coffee – which Jared drank - and then we three spent the day together. We played games and watched movies and tinkered with tractors.
Then we made some lunch and talked for a while.
About 330 we headed up to Charlotte to the tractor junkyard and got my tractor seat – that I forgot to take pics of – and them came home to find that Steph had come home and made pancakes.
Around 7 I took Jared back to his Grandmothers house. We had a good talk on the way up.
He will be back in a few days.
On the way home my brother called and we talked all the way home.
It has been a wonderful day that I will cherish forever.