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All of my regular readers will already know that I love spending time with my grandsons. Well, last night about 9 pm, the phone rang. It was Brandon. Younger brother, Jordan, had gone to stay overnight at his friend's and Brandon wanted to know if he could come here. Grandpa and I agreed that would be just fine.
He arrived close to 10 pm. He wanted to play a game of Mario Baseball and I agreed. This is one video game that Grandma can at least score a point or two in. We decided to play a short game of 5 innings. At the end of the 4th, we were tied 2/2 . I didn't score in the 5th inning, but Brandon did, so he won 3/2. This isn't bad for me, as I'm not a real video person.
This morning we got up, had breakfast and decided it was time for Brandon to go and buy his brother something for Christmas. We do this every year. I take each of the boys, give them a limit on spending and they chose something for the other. Grandpa decided to come along and we headed out of town to a Wal Mart that is about 20 minutes away. Brandon was looking for the hot new toy of the year, Bakugan.
Just before we left, my daughter, Michelle, called. She told me that my son-in-law has taken a job an hour from here and that they will be moving. That means that the boys and I will not be spending as much time together. We see each other between two and four times a week.
As soon as we got into Wal Mart, he headed for the toy department and the aisle where these neat little toys are usually stocked. Not a one! But Grandma spotted them on an end. Brandon was delighted and picked out two for his brother. These are VERY hard to find, so I told him to pick out two for himself, which he could not have until Christmas. In the meantime I will talk Jordan into giving them to his brother for Christmas. They love these little toys.
We had just returned home and were sitting at the table talking when Brandon looked at me and said, "Grandma, what are YOU going to do when we move. You spend most of your time with Jordan and I." And he started to cry.
I hugged him and we both cried. I explained that we would still maintain a close relationship, but it would be somewhat different. He told me he doesn't want to go. I didn't tell him that I don't want them to move either. I have been a second mother to the boys ever since they were born. It breaks my heart. When I first learned that they might be moving, I was devastated and depressed. However, I've put it all in God's hands. It will take a while for the move to take place and anything can happen. Please pray that if this move is God's Will, that he will help the boys and I accept the change and learn to enjoy a relationship without living seven minutes away from each other.
My friends and readers will also remember that Brandon has Asperger's Syndrome, which is on the autism spectrum. Any change is hard for him and this is going to be a difficult time for him to get through. Please pray for him that he will make this transition without it greatly affecting him. Blessings, ~Mary~