Mom and dad moved out in the middle of the night. They found a nice house just up the road. Morgan still lives in our childhood house. He refuses to leave. No worries because the house is completely paid for and our parents still pay the bills. He is so spoiled, I swear. Lindsey was extremely upset after Tarik left. She tried her hardest to reconcile to no avail. Eventually little Ivy will meet her father. Until, that day it is his loss. Mikaela moved back in with us a day or so before my birthday. She and Merle were having marital problems. It was so bad that Little Clary began to stress eat. I’m no sure what was going on with Merle. Either way it was good to have everyone together again.
Lindsey threw me an amazing birthday party. It was a big surprise. I didn’t want to really celebrate especially after what happened with Tarik and Lindsey. However, she refused to let the day pass without putting something together. She has a knack for it.
Now that I am older, I can see my mother more and more in my face. Dad’s genes are ever-present, but Mom’s genes are stronger. Even Morgan looks like her which is awesome. All of the grandchildren resemble her as well. Lindsey said, ” You know what’s crazy, Wed. Even our descendants look like mom down to her dark hair and skin.” Mom is getting older now and I know that she is not going to live forever.
My nieces Clary and Mandy finally met. They seemed to hit it off instantly. I believe that all of the grandchildren are going to be as close as my sibs and I are. Family is so important to mom especially after her parents died. She decided to raise all of us first generation Reese’s to love one another. We rarely fight unless its over food. Even then it is not that’s serious.
Just seeing us all together is wonderful. Now that we are all older and for the most part successful. We are the first generation of the Reese family from Sunset Valley. The second generation is growing rapidly. I wonder that they will accomplish.
Merle drank a little too much juice and staggered over to the jelly bean plant by the door. I guess the jelly beans look so good that he had to try them. Mom warned us to stay away from this plant but, I guess that slipped his mind.
He caught on fire a few minutes later. All that was left was a pile of ash on the ground.
Sadly Clary witnessed the entire thing. She stood crying her eyes out in the living room.
Dad started to cry as well when he saw Clary crying.
Morgan sobbed as well.
Death appeared which made everyone cry even more.
Merle did not look upset or scared when he faced death.
He just followed him with a smile on his face.
That was Merle for you.
We stood in silence in complete shock.
There was nothing that dad could say to us so he did not say anything. We all just hugged one another and the party ended.
Ivy learned how to walk that night. Lindsey held her close and cried. Sadly, Merle was not present.
He would have started dancing then walked into the room and tickled little Ivy.
Little Ivy will never know her awesome Uncle Merle.
I decided that I needed a change. So….this is what I came up with. It’s the best way for me to cope.
I miss Merle so much. He made sure to come see me even though we barely saw one another.
I put on my cap and gown choking back tears.
We all rode in my car to city hall for the graduation ceremony.
I’m glad that it was a dreary day and not sunny.
It was easier for all of us to cope.
We took the time to take a family picture. Two generations together is truly a blessing.
Lindsey made Clary her favorite Vegetarian Dim Sum when we came home.
She wanted to cheer her up.
Meanwhile, Mikaela played with Ivy who was having a good time.
They both bonded together now that Mikaela is unemployed.
Clary glanced outside and saw a lady walking towards our door carrying a basket.
She rang the doorbell requesting to speak to Mikaela. Little did we know that Mikaela had gone to the adoption agency. She wanted to extend her family further, but every pregnancy test that she took revealed a negative result. Merle was against adoption even though he was adopted into our family.
Mikaela crouched down to pick up the boy. It was little boy. So, she named him Jase.
Jase fell right into the family so quickly once he came inside. He bonded with Ivy instantly.
Ivy saw Mikaela and abandoned her blocks to go to see. These two are seriously inseparable.
This is a close up of little Jase. He is such a sweetie pie and a charmer.
The best part is that Clary has fallen in love with her baby brother.
Mikaela worried about her reaction to Jase since she had been an only child for so long.
Yet, she hugged him immediately.
I think that they are going to be so close just like Mikaela was with Randi, Mike and Merle.
I am doing a lot better so I will keep you posted.