On Monday evening, when we were having dinner with Jerry, Linda and Jan, Kari called and invited us to Casey's award ceremony at 1:50 the following day. He was getting an award for empathy. I said that we would do our best to make it. I am so happy that we did.
We scooped up spiffy looking Uncle Nigel on the way, and took him out to lunch. He has been looking for a job and working out while he is awaiting July to arrive so that he can leave for basic training. Nigel chose a hamburger.
Then we drove to Casey's school. I loved the school itself; old and full of good vibes. This is the last year it will be there though; they are building a new school right behind it as we speak. The old one will be torn down. That makes me kind of sad. Oh, well.
Next, Gary (Casey's dad) arrives and holds down the fort at the other end.
I can't really explain how nice it was to get a big hit of family love right in the middle of the day ... I might take it more for granted if I lived closer, but it sure felt nice to have my new husband there with my other family and my mom all lined up in a row to watch our mutual guy get awarded for being empathic. It makes me happy to have the family that I do.