Thursday, June 12, 2008
Matthew flew out alone when he found out about Jonathan. Because he needed to come quickly (I needed him and he knew it all too well, and he needed me too) and because of the cost it would have taken to bring Amy and Haleigh with him, it just wasn't possible. But Amy felt the need to be with him, and he needed her, and she needed to be with us, and knowing Haleigh would offset a little of the darkness I felt at the time, she found a way to come too. So I had Haleigh here for five days. She is seven but she will also tell you that "Some People think she is 14".....(we don't know who these some people are) and though she has lived in Washington from the time she was almost two, she tells people she lives in Washington but she is from Georgia. And she can speak the "Georgia language", as she calls it with the best of them, sounding a little bit like Paula Deen. It will crack you up. She brought me much sunshine while she was here although she didn't quite understand all the time why Grandma wasn't able to play with her as we usually do.
And she got to meet her cousin Kammy for the first time. Matthew, Amy and Haleigh along with Kammy's parents and brother went to an Amusement park and had a ball. Jonathan would have been smiling on that, he loved both those little girls. Haleigh loved him and I just know Kammie would have too if it had been different, or meant to be.