This was Thursday, the night of the midnight Twilight party. I was suppose to come home and take a nap - but ended up getting all hyped up from car problems that I was unable to calm down enough to take any type of nap.
Since I am a divorced mom and have children, Brady has to spend a weekend every month at this Dad's house. This weekend was Brady's weekend to spend with his Dad in Salt Lake City, Utah. He flies to Salt Lake City on Southwest Airlines. He left at 7:00 AM Saturday morning, which meant we had to be up by 5:00 AM to get ready and be to the airport by 6:00 AM.
On Friday morning after staying up until 3AM for Twilight, I got up at 6:10 AM and made breakfast for Brady and went back to bed while he continued to get ready for school. At 7AM we pray together and read the scriptures before he goes to school. I got up again to pray - but I just didn't have it in me to read the scriptures (my eyes could not focus). He left for the bus and I went back to bed for another hour. I had to get up at 8AM to print Brady's airplane ticket. I originally thought Brady was going at 8AM Saturday morning and you can only print the ticket 24 hours in advance. When I got up I found out I was an hour late because he actually was scheduled at 7AM - I was worried that he would be last in line but it worked out that he was still in the A group.
Saturday we were up at 5AM to shower and ate breakfast then off to the airport. We arrived around 6AM and the airport was busy crazy. I told Brady to stand in the security line while I went to get my escort pass. I thought he understood that when he was at the front of the line to let people ahead of him and wait until I made it back with my pass. When I came back I looked and looked and couldn't see him - so I had to go to the back of the line. Brady went on through security - I saw him while waiting in line. I tried and tried to call him on his cell phone - but it was turned off. While I was still waiting in the security line, he FINALLY called me, I told him to go ahead to his gate because they would be loading in 10 minutes and if I made it then I would see him - if not then have a great trip. Of course, when I finally go there - he had already boarded. I was sad he was gone and I went through all that line to completely be useless to him in the terminal.
Brady has been flying to SLC every month since he was 4 years old. When he was 4 he traveled with a family friend who flew into SLC once a month and we scheduled the visits around him. When he turned 5 he was able to fly as an unaccompanied minor. He has been flying once a month for 10 years and now it is NO BIG DEAL for this little traveler.
He is getting to the point where is doesn't particularly like going anymore. He has always preferred to stay home - because his Dad isn't a good Dad at all -- hmmmm maybe that is why I am divorced. Any whooo I have a feeling it is coming to a close because at age 14 a child can make a choice. If Maurice had any parenting skills and really cared for his son - it would be a different story -but he isn't a very caring person - he doesn't really show any interest in being proud of his son or noticing how big he is getting, how smart he is... he never is proud of his son. He really doesn't have a relationship with his son on any personal level... Which is completely sad that he hasn't been a Dad during all of the many weekends for 10 years. (It's a long story that I won't write here - but that is the jest of it).
Brady returned Sunday at 4:45 PM which is hard for me this year because our church time is 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. I was able to attend sacrament meeting but no other classes.
Sunday was a HAPPY day - yes major HAPPY DANCES!!! I was released as a Relief Society Teacher - woo hoo... If you have been following my blog, you may know that I have really struggled being in Relief Society and Sunday School since I have been released as Primary President. I don't know why it is so very difficult for me ??? it just is ... I think teaching only once a month doesn't keep me motivated - or something.
Brother Newby came over and he was able to set me apart. I LOVE Priesthood blessings, it is so great to have this power available to us. I love when he comes and Home Teaches us... He is a great man!! I sent him home with lots of videos to watch over the Thanksgiving holiday - better then renting.. (Brother Newby's wife is also our piano teacher).
It has been a busy weekend... I am still tired from my late night Twilighting, early morning Saturday and my mom called me at 8:50 AM Sunday morning - no sleeping in for me (boo hoo)... I'm just not used to hardly any sleep. I think that is why we have children when we are young and not old like me.. NOT sleeping is a killer... LOL.