At 11 AM earlier today, our neighbor boy, Gabriel, 15, showed up at the front door the follow through with his offer on helping us get G’s room in better shape.
I must say, it truly reminded me of when I had more sons at home, along with several of their good friends who were always absolute delights when they visited. It only took a few minutes for the two boys to corroborate in theart of teaming up on me. If G was not poking me in the armpit, or side, Gabriel was spraying me with the water bottle he found.
After about 90 minutes of work, we showered and headed up to Huber Heights for a pizza buffet. Watching the two boys eat pizza was so reminiscent of the days when I would take my boys, along with Michael Loree, Will O’Hanlon, Nick Budich, Dan Moore, and and several others who served as fantastic role models for my sons, to Cici’s Pizza in Kettering.
Since we were in that neck of the woods, we headed over to Charleston Falls where we hiked, and enjoyed the scenery, as well as a good deal of fun.
Gabriel is just one of those kindhearted, endearing young men born with a servant’s heart. I am so glad that Gabriel, his mom, Amy, and his wonderful grandparents, Juli and Connor, are a part of mine, and my family’s life.
Last night, after finishing his lesson, Alex Loree joined G and I for some Awesome Yogurt. For the past two years, following Alex’s lesson, we typically go out for dinner, or ice cream, which is basically just an excuse for some extended chat time. Alex and I hold so many of the same interests in politics and history, and he is one of my favorite conversationalists. Gabriel, Alex, Michael, and their mom, Lea, I’ve been such a blessing to my family for years.
It’s a little after 7 PM, and I have been on the deck for 90 minutes. I just do not feel like moving, or lifting a finger to accomplish anything more. There is so much to do, but my body just feels one with the chase lounge.