We're in Florida, on D's now "home turf", waiting, for him to meet us at the hotel, after his day at work. He picked us up at the airport when we flew in last night at 11:15 p.m., so proud to be the one to get us in his "new" car. Oh believe me,..there's nothing new about this car ! : ( Believe me, until not that long ago, we always had one car that wasn't so swell,...our whole marriage...my husband always drove it, wanting me in the better one with the kids. But this is definitely a rough start of a car, and I was nervous in the back seat as he drove us back to the hotel, as I was without a seat belt,..(that I couldn't find) and normally always wear. The car is white, with a silver colored hood and pink mirrors and what I felt was the dirtiest windshield I'd seen...which does not help with visibility, yikes ! I guess that's what can happen when his dad is 5 states away and his impulsive addict self goes ahead and gets a car that the mechanic with him said was a POS. Ugh. It's not the issue that the car is unattractive..not that at all,...but that such cars always end up costing you SO much money.
Meanwhile, though, D is SO excited that we're here...it's very obvious in everything he is doing and saying. He's got a pass from where he lives at the sober living house and is staying with us here at the hotel. He suggested the restaurant that we're about to go to,...not something he can normally afford to do. It should be nice. We're also going to get to go to see where he lives, tomorrow or the next day, which we're very interested to see. We're looking so forward to spending this time with him, drama free. It's very overdue and will feel sweet to all 3 of us.
I'll write again to let you know how it goes. Meanwhile, we're in a beautiful setting here on the beach, looking at the Gulf of Mexico. First time I've ever seen it. I'm so glad he feels so more "safe" here. That's a big blessing.
Continuing to pray for you and those affected by addiction.