I’ve been missing Link a little more than usual lately. It all started when we took a “family” vacation to Gatlinburg without him. He called while we were there which made me feel even more guilty. But his good news couldn’t wait! The company he works part time for has offered to hire him on full time. He’ll get a raise and be eligible for medical benefits and retirement.
I’m happy for him. I’d love for him to finish school, of course, but this is what he wants and I’m happy for him.
He’s in a place where he feels accepted and valued. Something he never felt while he was here. His two best buds live in the apartment above him and work in the same place. When they’re not working, they’re together. He’s so happy it makes me cry. Who cares if he doesn’t finish school. Okay, maybe a little I do. But he’ll be making enough to support himself, and he’s happy.
He decided it’s best not to ask off for vacation so early in his ‘career move’, so he’s putting off coming home. I don’t blame him. Not much to see here. (Except his mom!)
So since he’s not coming home, I’m going to him. I’ve bribed Amp into coming along with me, and by the end of next week we will be Ohio bound.
I can’t wait to see the place that has brought happiness to Link. I can’t wait to meet the guys who see in him what I see. And I can’t wait to see the Link who has grown a little more confident, a little more outgoing, and a little more up.
Buckeye State here we come!