Hello Blog……yea I know it’s been forever since I have written anything on this dear blog of mine. The activities of summer leave me busy and with little time for blogging! I wish I could push a pause button on summer, it is going so fast!
I thought I would jump back into the swing of blogging with a post about our Fresh Air Fund teen’s visit with our family.
He just left Tues after spending 2 weeks with us. He has left his cramped Bronx apartment every summer for the past 8 years to come and stay with us. I have blogged about it here and here.
I thought I would post some of his own words from the visit and some of my favorite pics.
When asked why do you like to go outside when you get up each morning.
He replied simply….“because I can” ( he lives on the 6th floor of a city apartment, getting up and going outside in the morning really isn’t an option)
When asked, why do you often wash a clean dish off before using it?
“Sometimes bugs and stuff ( roaches and rats) get in our cupboards at night, so I just rinse it off before using it.”
After watching LOTS of SportTman’s baseball games. I asked if he got bored.
He replied, “Nope it’s great to be part of a team, I’ve never been able to be part of any sports team!”
We are always telling him to eat up while here. I feed him lots of farm fresh veggies and fruit and lots of food from the grill.
He always thanks me and says, “My mom always tells me to save some for the others ( he has 6 siblings), it’s nice to just be able to EAT!!”
Our Summer Family, our Fresh Air Fund teen truly is part of our family. We have watched him grow from a city little boy to such a well rounded teen who aspires to go to college.
We are thankful to the Fresh Air Fund for sending him to us each summer. It has been such a blessing we also brought him down last year at Christmas.