“In the “Family Way””
|From:||Seth Dillingham||In Response To:||Top of Thread.|
|Date Posted:||Wednesday, January 3, 2007 4:53:10 PM||Replies:||0|
Abbreviated update on the status of our burgeoning family…
Shannon (the mother-to-be) called me Monday night, just as we were leaving Gary's & Ellyn's, to ask if Corinne and I would take her to the doctor on Tuesday. (Asking us for help is a huge step in the right direction.)
We took them (her husband Mike went, too) to the doctor. Then to the hospital. Waited for
At dinner, had some "straight talk" with Mike. Clearly depressed and resigned. They got into this situation through a combination of bad circumstances and bad decisions, and he feels the responsibility. I hope the judge is lenient, and will write to him soon to say as much, but we're preparing for the worst (ie, two years).
They're living with friends, but haven't had much of anything to eat lately because none of them have jobs and they all live on food stamps. (Try getting a job when you're homeless and 'going away' soon...).
While still a little wary and cautious, I'm starting to understand them. With understanding comes trust (a form of it, anyway). I'm also, definitely, starting to care for them both as people.
After we return from MacWorld, we're bringing them over here at least for dinner.
Sentencing is January twenty-something.
The baby is due early March.
No, Daniel, having a baby in the house won't prevent me from taking a day to go for a bike ride with a friend I've never met. Of this I'm quite sure. There will of course be sacrifices, but nothing so drastic. ;-)
For more details and better prose, see Corinne's update.
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