This weekend was more than i hoped for. Before arriving i didn’t know what to except. To my surprise i met somebody i heard many stories about. To finally have my mom meet somebody again after 45 years and to officially meet that part of her past was amazing. I met a young boy in a fragile mans body. I could see the boy my mom told me about in the way he slightly slouched over with hands in his pocket to the facial expressions I’ve seen in pictures back from the 70’s. Him back at 21, her 16. There was many uncontrollable genuine laughs, deep conversations, crazy stories told and yes a few tears shed . It was hard leaving when it felt so normal being there. Walking away with a deeper understanding and one of the best memories I’ll keep forever. Kinda chokes me up on what the next year will hold for the people involved but I’m excited and anxious all at once.