Monday, March 10, 2008

Frigeraders, Bubba King, Succofate and Little Turtles

Occasionally Maggie gets in a mood as she did this weekend and wants me to tell her funny stories, particularly funny stories involving her. Over the years, she has been a great source of amusement and downright hilarity. She is forever getting her English words mixed-up and once we laugh at her, she ever-after will say the English word the funny way.

When Kathy and Billy lived in Richmond, Bibby, Curt, Hali, Maggie and I visited them. We were on our way to Williamsburg to see the sights and Bibby was with Maggie in the back seats of the van. As she usually does, Bibby was kidding around with Maggie and Maggie told her to "stop it, you're succofating (suffocating) me." Just thinking about the fun we've had over that one brings a smile to my face.

When we adopted Maggie, we had no idea what the next few years would bring. The teen years brought many tears and much heartache. Then at seventeen, she got married and I was unsure if the relationship we had then was all there ever would be. I didn't know if there would ever be healing for our troubled hearts. Then in October of 2006, she called me terrified and crying. She had to leave her husband and had no where to go. Of course, I knew where she could go. I went immediately to bring her home to our house. What joy these last 18 months have been. Those months have given us the chance to have a relationship that we never would have had if she hadn't moved back home with us.

All days are not rosy; all times are not smooth-sailing but overall, it is a great privilege for Maggie to be living in the house with us again and I wouldn't have it any other way.