Continued from my earlier post Our First Overseas Adventure: Japan 2000 (part 4).
“3/9/00 Milly*, Lulu asked me today when you are coming. I told her August and she asked if that was soon. G8r is in Okinawa for a couple of days. He called and left a message on our machine when I was volunteering at Lulu’s class. When I played it the kids heard it, and Lulu started bawling…I want my Daddy. She is so sensitive; I am starting to dread the teenage years already. Bye, SR”
“3/25/00 (e-mail to Milly) I was just going to e-mail you about the (UF basketball) game when I got your message. We saw the last 5 minutes of the game here. Jay was going bezerk – yelling all over the house. Kinda like G8r…except when they were down he would say, ‘It doesn’t matter; it’s just a game.’ And I said they were playing in a tournament, then he really got into it. He was so excited when they won. We had Mr. DL’s birthday party today. He had a really good time. I made him a train cake and he got several train things, all which he loved. On his way to bed and as he drifted off, he kept say, ‘Tet you take; tet you choo choo, Momma.’ (thank you for the cake and train.) It was so cute. G8r got to call from the ship 2 times yesterday. It was neat; Lulu started bawling again after she hung up with him. He is so business-like when he is on cruise, though, even in his e-mails, unless it’s about baseball 🙂 Love, SR”
Lulu is now 14 and a wonderful teenage girl. I couldn’t have asked for a more loving, wonderful daughter. What was I worried about? She was just missing her Daddy!
- Milly=my wonderful mother-in-law