Visiting…Is it a good thing or a bad thing? I always ask myself that question when my family is coming to see me. I am always restless the night before as if it is some major event, Funny right? Prior to my visit Sunday I had been up since 2 AM. I am an early bird but 2 AM is a little extreme. I couldn’t fall back asleep to save my life. I tossed, turned, and watched everything on TV to try and get me to go back to sleep. Nothing worked. I was just sitting up thinking about them getting prepared to make the drive up. First and foremost, I always worry about their safe arrival. Second, I always hope that they will enjoy themselves despite the physical surroundings. Yesterday, they did not let me down and we all had a good time.
As usual, my little girl, came running up to me as soon as she seen me. I love that little girl. As she came running up to me, she held her little arms out for me to pick her up. As I picked her up to hug her, I told her to give me a kiss and she did. She kept saying, “Let’s go see Mommy and Maw Maw.” She kept directing me back to the table where my girlfriend and mother were seated. They had smiles on their faces as I hugged and kissed them also. To make a long story short, we shared a lot of jokes and laughs on the visit. Jayden kept everyone entertained by being the center of attention. She had a ball going back and forth to the vending machines. She swears she is my little waitress. Every time something drops down in the machine she always makes sure she is the one to run it back to me. Yesterday, I finally realized there is an unwritten rule; whenever I get ready to eat anything Jayden ALWAYS gets the first bite. She makes me laugh every time.
Needless to say, I had a good time. I love to see them come but it hits home when they leave. Hopefully it will not be that long before I get to be surrounded by their love every day. I am taking it all one day at time. This time has really tested the love, patience, strength, and authenticity of my three most important relationships and I can say they all are 100% real. Their actions have spoken for themselves. It is not easy to support someone locked away. Prior to this blog, I had been forgotten about. I want to thank my family for helping to keep my spirit alive.