A Special Autumn Visit

AUTHOR: | POSTED: October 16, 2013 | COMMENTS: 5 Comments
CATEGORIES: 1015 The River, Logan,

Carolyn Savage

Fall has been more like summer around here.

Temperatures have been hovering in the mid-seventies, our pool is still open and the sun has been perpetually shining.  I think October has actually been warmer than July.  As much as I love the mild temperatures I must admit…getting into the fall spirit has been kind of difficult.

We are trying.

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I guess times like this is when traditions come in handy.  They force us to do things that we may not feel like doing for the sake of…well…tradition.  This past weekend we turned  Buffett off and extracted ourselves from our pool floats long enough to head up north to a country fair.  It wasn’t that hard of a sell for Sean and I.  We were meeting a very special family for a fall get together that I hope will become a tradition.

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We hadn’t seen Logan in a year so we were eager.

When his family first rounded the corner at the fair I was relieved.  I think the time that had passed since we last laid eyes on him had taken a toll.  Although there hadn’t been any specific reason for the delayed visit, I’m worried that an entire year passing is a sign of bigger gaps to come.

It might be.  I don’t know.

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Our time together was fun.  Logan has grown in more ways than one.  He’s as tall as MK and he’s matured into a very thoughtful four year old.  Gone is the little boy that I pulled from my dryer (during a visit to our home two years ago).  His impulses seem firmly under his control.  I was struck by how attentive he was to Reagan and Isabella.  He definitely has a thing for younger ladies.

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We finished our afternoon with cider, donuts and  birthday presents.  I watched his little fingers tear open the paper and was impressed with his manners as he thanked us for each Thomas train.  It’s clear that his parents are doing a fantastic job with him.

That makes me happy.

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As we drove home Sean wondered if it would be another year before we saw him again.  I shrugged my shoulders.  Visits are out of our control.   The funny thing is it doesn’t really matter.  As long as he’s happy and healthy…well…that’s what’s important.  I also recognize I have to be content with the glimpses we are given…

…and I am.

Thank goodness.

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If you heard me on 101.5 The River this morning and are looking for the recipe for candy corn bark look here.  

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I‘m sure you noticed there are no pictures of Logan and his family on the blog.  We took a few pics at the end of our visit, but they are staying private.  There are reasons—I’m sure you understand why.  So, you’ll have to take my word for it…he’s adoreable.  It’s in his genes.

5 Comments on “ A Special Autumn Visit ”

  • Lori Lavender Luz | October 16th, 2013 1:26 pm

    I am thrilled for you that you got to spend some time with Logan. What a beautiful way to commemorate Fall.

    I am equally thrilled for Logan for having the chance to be with you. Based on my research with people who have had more than one set of people involved in their birth and their parenting, I bet these touchpoints with you will serve Logan well as he grows through his school, tween and teen years and begins to build and integrate his identity. It’s so important that he has access to all his parts, to all the people who helped bring him into the world and make him who he is.

    Kudos to his parents are being pro-active by staying in touch with you and providing well for Logan.

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  • Kathy | October 16th, 2013 8:48 pm

    I am so glad that you got to see and spend with Logan. It is nice that your family and his are keeping connected, even if you only get together once a year. I appreciate your attitude of gratitude for the glimpses and knowing that he is happy and healthy. I echo Lori’s sentiments about how valuable it is for Logan to know all those who had a hand brining him into this world. That little boy is loved by so many and it is awesome that he is able to know that first-hand. Thank you for sharing your glimpses with us. I often wonder about him and how he is doing too. Sending much love to you and your family this Autumn season.

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  • Teri | October 17th, 2013 12:37 pm

    I echo the sentiments of the others, so glad you got to spend sometime with him.

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  • Jen | October 21st, 2013 8:18 am

    I have just recently discovered your blog and your story. Your faith and gratitude are inspiring. Sounds like a lovely fall day, although I can relate to the calendar not matching the temps…I am ready for cool weather as well!

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  • Carolyn Savage | October 21st, 2013 1:10 pm

    So glad you found me! Thank you for your kind message! It means more than you will ever understand!

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