For the last two years, our family has visited the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, and with our visit this year, I think we can officially call this one of our family traditions.
Last weekend, Jordan and I got out of the city, along with 28 other married couples from our church, for a marriage retreat. It was a welcomed time of relaxing, laughing, reconnecting with each other, and getting to know people from our community in deeper ways.
Jameson has some news to share…
Jameson has a healthy obsession with dinosaurs these days (largely driven by the cartoon Dinosaur Train), and so when it came to picking his costume for Halloween, the choice was an obvious one.
“Your dad wandered off 30 minutes ago, and I haven’t seen him since.”
This is not what you want to hear when you arrive at New York Penn Station to greet your aunt and your father. Certainly not when your father suffers from dementia, and certainly not when you’re in a place that 650,000 travelers pass through each day. Not when you know the sacrifice it was for your aunt to travel via train for eight+ hours to bring your dad to NYC. Also not when you have a rambunctious two-year-old in tow, who’s been eagerly anticipating seeing “Grandpa.”