Inspiration and encouragement for your own personal journey of awakening …
So who’s Jesse?
Jesse is an 11-year-old boy we met in late April (1999) through Found-A-Friend (the local Big Brother program). He lived alone with his terminally-ill mother (diagnosed in December with cancer and given six months to live). We immediately agreed that we would love to make Jesse part of our family. Within weeks, we went from thinking about buying a rural property to buying a house (with a swimming pool) in a less-trafficked, better-for-kids kind of neighborhood.
The elapsed time for house-hunting, purchase of new house, listing and sale of old house, closing on old house, closing on new house (yes, in that order) was 47 days. Doug’s mother died in early August in Connecticut (add a few long trips from North Carolina to make spring and summer busier). In August, jesse moved in with us, and in early September his mother die.
Amidst chaos (we’re still not settled), we’ve edited, created (a little), sold foreign rights, and completed the parenting course required for adoption. Days before Christmas, we’re waiting for an end to kitchen remodeling, marveling at the mysterious ways in which the universe works, and planning…no, praying…for a little less of a roller-coaster in the new millennium.
2010, Humahuaca, northern Argentina, and another new canine friend.