Oh Wow …

Been a while since I last posted, huh?

It would be an understatement to say my little family is going through a lot but, we’re going through a lot. LOL

For the most part, it’s all good. The having to wait for a rock cutter to come slice a path through the rock for my high-speed internet and cable t.v. isn’t so fun BUT it’s caused us to grow a little closer.

My 8 year-old son, CJ, had already become a tech geek and found the transition almost painful. I told him a few “When I was your age …” stories and realized that seemed to freak him out more than make him smile.

All he could focus on was no streaming videos, no super cool games, no instant research answers. We’d be lugging our laptops to the “local” (40 miles away in one direction) library and spending time – gasp! – doing “family night” things almost every day. What once was just a once-a-week treat became something he dreaded.

Then it all changed. I don’t know when or why but it did. Not only are we closer than we’ve ever been but he’s reading more, discussing things with me and genuinely smiling again.

We’ve gone through a lot and have a bit more to go through but it is so nice to quietly sit here, watching my son. He’s still the little geek but he’s not stuck in his tech anymore. He’s interacting with the other kids and being a kid. Much more mature than I’d wish him to be but Lord, how proud I am of him.

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