January 9, 2020-
My son, Aram, and daughter-in-law, Yunhee, have arrived, by now, in Boston. They left here, early this morning, on the second leg of their family visits, after three days at Home Base. We visited long-time family friends. I was able to introduce Aram to several friends, whom Yunhee had met over the Christmas season: The owner-proprietor at Ms. Natural’s; the cacao products maker, and her tea-crafter associate, at Synergy (Sedona natural coffee and tea shop); a local cosmetics distributor, and her sister, my dearest friend, of whom I can truthfully say that I am as close or as distant, as she wants me to be.
We enjoyed fine dining and casual meals- and improvised meals at home. We hiked a bit, in Sedona. Mostly though, they had the safe space they needed, to process their respective paperwork and to make their calls, in a warm and comfortable house. They left in good position, for the life that awaits them, when the family visits are over and establishing a household takes center stage.
The rising generations are doing just fine, from where I sit. Their world view is measured, their choices informed and their dreams are grounded. I have watched my little family work together, to solve serious matters and routine tasks which would be vexing for one person to do alone. I see others who are struggling, and keep them in prayer, daily, that they may get past their anger and resentment. Learning to trust is probably one of the strongest skills I was able to impart to my son-especially learning to trust himself.
I know “the kids” will serve the world, and humanity, just fine. They go on, with the vision and drive that will not ignore, or sweep aside, the major concerns which some currently in power find too complex for resolution.