Sep 02, 2013 Destructo Dog Strikes Again
Sep 02, 2013
As I attempt to start this post the teens are lying on the floor behind me addressing envelopes for their high school band’s sponsorship drive. They are not quiet, and I’m a little disturbed because in this day of email, texting, and instant messages, they don’t know how to address an actual envelope made out of paper. They also HAVE to know why the zip codes for Arroyo Grande homes and post office boxes are different. WHY don’t these married people have the same last name? Do ALL California zip codes start with 9? Are you SURE? And they’re laughing. I feel so normal and annoyed, and then I remember why I’m writing this…
Sam really had a lovely day. Probably for the first time in West Coast Jeffers Family History we BBQ’d on Labor Day. We had a visit with giggles from Teacher Neita (preschool teacher to all the kids), and we walked with Bubbe and Poppy (my parents) on the boardwalk at Oso Flaco Lake.
We arrived home to a front door jammed closed because Chance (no pets allowed at Oso Flaco) had the rug shoved up against the door and the kitchen trash dumped and spread all over the kitchen. Except for a cob of corn to which he gave special ranking with a spot on his bed.
See, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns at the Jeffers’ residence.
JanetPosted at 23:44h, 02 September
You are not powerless, you are the most powerful force in his life. You make life as normal as possible, and share your feelings so we can all grow from you and the love you feel for Sammy. You have touched our lives and my daughter's life in so many ways and we have never met. You have the power, and I am in awe of you every single day.