Link’s been battling a few issues these last few months, and although he tells me he’s handling it ok, I know deep down it’s bothering him.
And since it’s bothering him, it’s bothering me. After a while, texts and phone calls aren’t enough, and I just gotta see with my own eyes that he’s ok.
So last week I rounded up all the boys – my hubby, Chip and Amp – and we took off for Columbus.
We crammed a lot into the two days we were there. An eye doctor visit to determine if his keratoconus is worsening (maybe a little), a walk down a beautiful wooded trail near his house, a stroll along the riverfront followed by a fantastic meal, and an afternoon of a competitive game of mini-golf.
Chip and Amp spent the evenings at Link’s house for some quality brotherly time. They gamed, played ping pong, and were treated to Link’s speciality of homemade hamburgers and milk shakes. Hubby and I spent the evenings at our hotel for our own quality time.
Throughout the days, I found time to talk and listen and share advice with Link. It’s tough being his age and having to deal with the issues he’s dealing with, but he’s managing it on his own, and I’m proud of him.
I left with a heavy heart, knowing it would be another 6 months til I see him again. Thank goodness for cell phones and texts.