I was so excited yesterday to have found Bill again and now after a morning of searching for him, and not finding him to give him his Christmas goodies, I’m a bit down in the dumps.
Big son and I left Bill’s goodies, on his bed in his shelter, and went and hung out at Justine’s all morning so we could go back ‘just one more time’ at lunch time to see if he had found his goodies. No luck. Not meant to be. I am just grateful to have found him again, after all this time. He looks well, his beard is all neatly trimmed, he’s got shelter…. and I know that tonight he will be sitting on his bed scoffing fresh fruit and chilled pineapple juice. I remember him waving to us last year, after we had dropped off some tasty treats, and calling out to us, ‘best Christmas ever’, as we were leaving. I remember both my boys shedding a tear over that statement. I remember my big son saying, ‘that was good’. I hope this Christmas is good for him too.
As we surveyed his space today, as we were leaving, we caught a glimpse of his only possessions piled up in a corner. My son and I looked at each other and just grabbed each other’s hands. We didn’t have to say anything to each other. My son’s look said it all. “I know Mum, I know this”. Maybe it was good not to see him. Bill asked me yesterday if we were going away for holidays. I quickly changed the subject. Different lives. It makes me sad and emotional. I am emotional this afternoon.
Came home to find the paperwork for our little Indian sponsor girl had arrived. Isn’t she beautiful? A day of mixed blessings.
I will look for Bill when I get back. I have a pile of art materials I just couldn’t leave for him as I know his stuff gets pinched. I left a couple of things, a file in which to store his drawings (he asked specifically for that), some pencils and an art pad. I hope he gets them.
I am going to sign off here now and catch up with you next week when I have had a bit of a break from my blog. I am ready for a break. Who else is ‘beyond tired’? It’s that time of year.
Thank you for coming here each day and reading my waffle. I truly appreciate it.
Have a lovely weekend.