This is my 18 yr old son and his girlfriend. They have been "going out" for more than a year, and were friends for a couple of years before that. Last week T joined us for our family walk, as she has a few times. As we walked along behind them, we couldnt help but see ourselves at that age. From behind, they even look like we did back then. Both so serious about their love and loyalties. Watching them holding hands, her sharing in Andrews grieving, being there for him. It was like following ouselves through a time warp. We walked along a few feet behind them, still holding hands ourselves.
On Monday night Keith, Carol and I went out for a meal at the Greek restraunt. This photo was taken on Carols phone. We had the place almost to ourselves. Apparently, not many people in Maple Ridge Eat Greek food at 5.30 on a Monday! The food was delicious and we all pigged out and had a few good laughs. We have a running joke now about the three of us being seen all over town together. We wonder what do people think when they see Keith and his two wives!
When we got home, Heidi called out "MOM! Come to my room !" She was pretty excited about something. Her eyes were sparkling and lit up with joy. When I opened her door, I saw that she had arranged most of her significant TY bear collection on her bed. They usually sit on shelves, as she doesnt like them to be handled. They are collectables you know! Most of these stuffies have been bought with her paper route and birthday money, over the past three years.
Many girls her age or younger, are spending their cash on make-up, clothes, CDs etc. There arent too many 15 year-olds out there that are so innocent. That's saying something since she has two big brothers. Heidi says she likes being a kid and wants to enjoy it as long as possible.
Tonight all three of our kids are going to the SNOW BALL. A formal dance, meaning long gown for Heidi and suits for the boys. This year it is being held on a boat. They will be cruising around the harbour on a party boat. It makes me so happy that my kids are friends and want to go to this event together. They may have their disputes at times, but when they do things like this, willing to hang out together, It makes me really happy. We always encouraged their friendship. When they grow up and grow away from childhood friends, they will still have eachother. I know for myself, how much my relationship with my own sisters means to me. And it gives me peace of mind to know that when I am long gone, they will be there for each other.