Gone Baby Gone
Well, baby brother is gone. I cried when he left today. He brings so much life to the household and he’s such a good boy. He just really believes in family and reminds me of where I came from. I wish he could find a job locally and make the money he makes on the road. The girls responded so well to him too. I would have a much smoother running household if he was here all the time.
One thing I realized while he was here is how bad the girls need a father figure in their lives. The fact that there is no man in the picture really poses a problem with them. They don’t want to impress me or do things for me where they couldn’t do enough to impress Joey while he was here. Their mother left them a long time ago and they’ve lived with their dad for years. It’s a man that they need, a father. They are girls, that’s typical anyway, but in this case, it applies even more.
The house seems empty tonight even with the three of us here. I talk to him every night on the phone, but I’ll miss his presence until he rolls back in again.