pattrose (pattrose) wrote,

Something about Sam.

This is a long post, so I"m going to put it under the cut. :)

Last year in July, I signed up for dinners to be delivered to all new Mom's after giving birth through a wonderful church. Mind you, I don't go to church I just like volunteering and they loved having me do it. Anyhow, I took dinners about eight times to new moms and then when the new paster came into town, I took him three bags of groceries to welcome him to this wonderful church. (I know, it's weird.) The pastor was so nice and he was brewing beer when I arrived. I instantly like him for that. Well then the Pandemic hit and I haven't done anything for anyone except a neighbor that has cancer. So I took her meals three times a week for her family for two months. She finished her chemo and they think they got it, but there again, I was left without anyone to do kind things for. I'm a firm believer in giving back. Karma and all that, ya know?

I got an email from the church asking if I knew any teenagers that would like to volunteer for summer camp program and I was telling Sam about it and she begged me to let her do it. It's one week as a couselor for 1st graders, learning to do crafts and things like that. And the second week it would be with 3-5 year olds. She's so excited about it. She missed helping make dinners for the church new moms, so figured this would be something she could do to get back into the swing of things.

Now, I ask you, is she a darling child or what? I know some kids would have to go kicking and screaming but not Sam. She's thrilled. We're very proud of her and her way of giving back to the community.

She was watching Good Bones on HGTV and the showed a street sign in Indie that said Prospect Street and she asked, "Isn't that the street that Jim and Blair live on in the Sentinel? Do you believe she remembered that? She's so fun most of the time and I enjoy sharing my likes and sometimes dislikes with her. She does the same with me. For instance, she said she wished that almost 16 year olds could vote in November. She is so against Trump it's not even funny. And she's only 15. She can't wait to vote.

We had her open up a checking and savings account at the bank we go to, so she could learn to manage money and keep track of things. All her allowance goes in there. She has a debit card and knows how to use it wisely. She's only 15 but sometimes I find that hard to believe. She's such a sweetheart.

She's been so bored with school being out since March. And she had a sleepover two nights ago for the first time since all this Covid stuff started. She's happy being with us and makes sure that we know she loves us every day. It was a great day when we adopted her. I'm already dreading her leaving when she's 19. But she needs to leave the nest, I know. Unless we can talk her into a trade school of some kind. She has learning disabilities from her mom using drugs while pregnant. Her life is never going to be easy, but we're going to try and make it a good one for her.

Well, that's all. I just felt like sharing some news about Sam for a change. It's been a while.

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