One Goal Accomplished

I’ve only had two goals lately: get help from the insurance company and have Barry see his grandsons for the first time since Christmas of 2014. I’l  probably be working on the first one for a while, but the second one is done.

Jeff (Austyn and Drew’s dad) brought the boys to Lansing last Thursday. We all went to De Luca’s, the best Italian place in town. Barry seemed a little out of it, but he enjoyed eating pizza.

It’s quite the drive from Algonac to Lansing. I had never heard of Algonac. It’s almost in Canada, a little north of Detroit and Lake St. Clair. He got on I-696 and then got stuck. Yeah, that sounds about right. So the boys arrived starved and we immediately got cheesy breadsticks.

Austyn (10) seems like a normal, happy kid, but Drew (8) seems insecure. Bailey really seems to have hurt him. And they’ve only been living with Jeff for a few months. It will take a while for the stability to kick in. Bailey is now not a factor. She really is in Nevada. Thank god.

We will probably see the boys again, but I am no longer in a hurry. This is a big relief.

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About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

One response to “One Goal Accomplished”

  1. Ninasusan says :

    Huge relief. I know it has been weighing on you! Now on to insurance and the fight. Sorry you have to go through this but you seem more mentally capable now than you were a year ago!

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