Friday, October 28, 2016
A Visit Home
My son is still in the halfway house until the end of next month. Then he will come stay with us. I am so looking forward to him being here.
I have been picking him up and taking him to appointments. Some are medical. Others are to get his financial business up to date.
It is a hectic time for me. It is a 25 mile drive there and a 25 mile drive home after I drop him off. I am certainly not complaining because I am so happy to spend any time I can with him. But I am not young any more and I do get tired.
Last weekend he had a pass for each of the two days for eight hours each day. He was able to come home and get used to being here.
I see him starting to relax a bit more each time I see him. He does not constantly feel like he has to be on his guard. I hope to see the tension in him lessen and eventually disappear but that may be too much to ask.
So my son called this evening. They are giving him a pass for the entire weekend. He will be able to sleep in his bed and have some privacy. He will have his own TV if he does not like what we are watching.
He has no idea how much I have been waiting for him to be home. He still feels like a visitor. I was gratified the other day when he finally went to the refrigerator and helped himself to a bottle of water.
As I said he is relaxing a bit.