WELCOME THROUGH MY RED DOOR
Not long ago, just a few weeks ago in fact, a friend of my oldest son, who had moved to his native land of Korea when they were eight years old, contacted him on Facebook to let him know that he was back in the states and living in Virginia…only 5 minutes from where we lived before moving to Maryland where they became instant best friends! He was born here and always wanted to come back.
They tried to keep in touch as best as eight year old boys could. But eventually they lost touch and only were able to wonder what was going on in each others lives.
The boys are now 23 and overjoyed to be connecting again. They met one night for dinner and after the few minutes it took to try to recognize each other as adults, they got into reminiscing and catching up through the last 15 years.
My son told him he would have to come over to our house because ‘my mom is going to want to see you!’
How right he was! They set up a date and time and I took the afternoon off from work to make dinner for them.
They ate and reminisced some more, looking through the elementary school year books and middle school and high school books that he wasn’t here for.
Then they went out to see the old neighborhood and school they had spent so much of their time together in.
How exciting it was to see this grown up boy that we remembered last only as an 8 year old; to hear what he’d done in all those years and what he hopes to do in the next.
He’s still the sweet boy he was and is always welcome back anytime he wants to come over, just like when he was a little boy!
You know, I wasn’t too sure about Facebook, but I have to say it does have it’s benefits!
Welcome home William! Come back any time!