For the past year, Miss A has been living in Tennessee, so we have not seen her. We've kept in touch by email, and she reads my blog, but she has been really missing Bean. Last week, she and her fiancee drove all the way across the country back to Idaho, and one of the first things she did was to call us and arrange a lunch date.
She kept exclaiming how big he was, and how handsome. We tried to get him to pose for pictures, but his mind was on the playland, and he didn't really want to give a smile for the camera. Whenever I see pics of them together, I marvel at how much alike they look. Darling. :)
Finally, we released all the kids to go play on the playland, and we sat around chatting and watching them. Miss A and Mr. M took tons of pictures, and told us about their job plans. We also found out a few medical details about Bean that we hadn't known before.
I'm so proud of Miss A. She is so strong, and has made some really tough choices to make her life better. She got dealt a rougher hand than most people will ever have to deal with, but she is making good decisions and thinking about her future. I am so glad to get to connect with her again, and I know she's glad to see Bean, although the goodbyes are always bittersweet.