Today in St Louis - June 4, 2007

Real Estate Agent with Platinum Realty 1999090686

Our friend, Dr. Ben Bohren, visited over the weekend.  He arrived Thursday and flew out this morning.  Ben is a minister with the Christian Church of Northern California-Nevada.  The CCNC-N is the presence of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the northern half of the states of California and Nevada.  Ben is such a great guy, and we love to share our home with him when he is in town for meetings, etc.  He used to live in St louis (I sold him his house and then listed and sold it when he moved to California with his job).  During his first year in California, he would stay with us almost monthly; now it's usually about once or twice a year.  We have the extra suite for guests, so I hate to see anyone pay for a hotel when they can stay with us.  I tell people, it's like a "bed & breakfast" but without the "breakfast" -- unless you count Corn Flakes....

Ben lives in San Francisco.  We visited him over the 4th of July weekend a couple of years ago.  What a beautiful city, although a bit chilly at times.  We are looking forward to our next visit.

On a very sad note, my sister, who lives in Ballwin, called me this past week in tears.  Her husband of almost 18 years left her and their 8 year old son.  He said he just wasn't in love with her anymore and wanted out.  He has since left the house.  She is totally crushed and just lost, and doesn't know which way to turn.  Her whole world has been destroyed, and her little boy is so sad, and feels his father doesn't love him anymore either.   I feel so bad for them, and have about worried myself sick over it.  I don't know how to help her, other than just being there for her and my nephew.  I would like to get hold of my brother-in-law and shake some sense into him (to put it nicely), but me getting angry with him is not going to solve anything.  I know it's going to be a rough few months for them - one day at a time....

I am the oldest of four children.  The girls (twins) are a year younger than I, and our brother is four years younger than the girls.  I've always felt responsible for them.  Anytime anything bad happened to any of them, I've felt I had to try to fix it.  Over the years, I've learned there's some things I can't fix, but it still bothers me.  We are all adults now, and they have their own lives.  I've been told I need to let them live theirs and worry about my own life.  It's really hard to let go....





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