Saturday, March 13, 2010

a new friend for M

i used to live in a big, old, beautiful house on the south side of chicago:


but the house was located in a neighborhood i had a hard time living in because i don't drive... now, we are going thru the stressful and emotionally draining motions of foreclosure. but that's another post for another day...

when i reflect on the house and the neighborhood and what a toll this has taken on my life and the lives of my children and my husband, i am comforted by the fact that we made a handful of really amazing friends who i miss dearly, even though we're on the north side of the city... i really don't regret moving there and living there... i learned a lot about myself and the depth, ebb and flow of friendship and (blood) kinship... how members of a "family" (define as you will) will cleave, support and comfort their loved ones in those quiet, dark and sometimes threatening times...

anyway, one of my very closest and treasured friends has a wonderful son, M. he's in the hospital right now, going thru some surgery to help correct a VATER birth defect. he loves raccoons, tornados, tsunamis, volcanos, the color red, anything asian related (no, he's not asian) and playing violin. :)

so, i made this little friend for M. hopefully, we'll be able to visit him tomorrow and introduce them... :)











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5 comments:

Rachel said...

So sorry about the house. Sigh. But I'm glad you guys were able to make such great friends.

Sending vibes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

Carrie said...

Oh my I can't believe the situation with the house and I'm so sorry. It is such a beautiful place and I remember admiring it way back before we even moved here, when I saw a pic on this blog.

Geraly Unite-O'Day said...

rachel - yeah, the house stress has been crazy... but, the new apartment has been great... the new school for paloma has turned out to be great as well... and i just found out that M is recovering slowing... a little worried about what his friends will think... and concerned that he won't be able to run and wrestle anytime soon... :)

carrie - i know.... i really can't believe it either... i still can't believe the bank would rather we go into foreclosure than actually sell it... to add insult to injury, in the year that it's been empty, it's already been vandalized...

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