by Steven P. Velasquez
Oct. 7, 2011
Few people in my life know that I’ve made some changes over the recent past and fewer still know why. Suffice it to say the reasons are personal and it matters not who’s at fault. When it comes to human relationships and parenting, the only people that truly matter are the children and immediate family members.
A little over a week ago while my Facebook account was blowing up with literally hundreds of birthday wishes (which I truly appreciate and admit they helped me greatly while dealing with said issue), my life at home had finally burst at the seams and required drastic change. It was time to leave. That realization was made years ago, but for reasons economic had not yet manifested. Now, ready or not, it had just become too much and required immediate action. Fortunately, thank God, my parents were kind enough to open their arms and say “Come home son.”
Pay no attention to the man
behind the curtain
I got home and my parents and sister greeted me with open arms and heavy hearts themselves as they wondered; “What about the baby? When will we see her?” I reassured them, all would be fine. My phone kept vibrating and chiming; “Have a great birthday, hope you’re spending the day smiling with family and friends!” “Happy birthday big guy, hope you’re not working like always!” Yes I am. I worked the night before, am moving all day today, and will return to work tonight again.
|Photo: The Trundle Bed Store|
|The tree comes to life and plucks|
the little boy from his bedroom
window in the 1982 movie "Poltergiest"
It's good to be home.