we love our friend E's two boys - M and N! we met M(23) at our first dance at the community hall and then a few dances later we met N (just turned 16 today)!!!! they are both really good boys/young men!
last weekend when we attended the Valentine's Dance, we saw M at the dance - i ran over to give him a big hug and he picked me right up off of the floor. everyone saw how i reacted to him and how he reacted to me - everyone knows that i love him! i hugged him for a good 15 minutes and he did not mind at all. M and his brother N have a reputation for being little criminals around here but such good boys i have never met!!! at the dance we learned that M is interested in bow hunting and is in the process of making his own bow. of course, we told him that jambaloney has several bows and many practice arrows and we told him that jambaloney would give him a bow, some practice arrows, and teach him how to use them. he is also interested in joining the military, so every time we see him at a dance he is full of questions for me. we told him that we would have him over and spend some time with him.
we called M yesterday but he was in the city about an hour or so away. so we took turns talking to his brother N. N told us that it was his birthday today. we told him that since he must have plans already that we would have him over on another day. he assured us that he didn't have plans and would love to come for a visit - on his 16th birthday?!??!?!? so we got up this morning and tidied up the Manor. i wanted to have food pre-made but jambaloney thought it better to make the food in front of M and N to see if they were interested - he was soooo right!
we called M and N this morning and they sounded so excited to be coming for a visit. they showed up at about 2 this afternoon - and what an awesome day we all had!!!! they are such good boys and so interested in just about anything!!! we all yakked and talked about everything, sharing stories and the like. we gave N a card that jambaloney had laying around...and we put some money in it. he was blown away. i explained that since we didn't know it was his birthday until the day before, we didn't have time to get him a proper gift. he didn't seem to mind. i slipped some money into M's pocket and he was all "you don't have to do that" and i was all "it's gas money!" and he just smiled.
we all made home-made, fresh salsa together and they licked the big bowl of salsa clean. they had never had fresh salsa, they had never made it or seen how easy it was to make and they loved it. both of them said that they didn't like tomatoes - you should have seen them licking up that salsa!!! then i made fresh guacamole and some more salsa for our fajitas - jambaloney took M out to the BBQ and showed him how to properly BBQ a steak and a chicken breast. when the steak and chicken was done they piled their wraps with waaaay tooo much chicken, steak, salsa and guacamole that they couldn't close their tortillas. the whole time they were eating they just kept saying "nom nom nom yum yum yum".
i told them how honoured we were to have them as guests. and both of them took turns telling us how happy they were to be our guests. they are lovely young men and i just wanted to eat them! they look at jambaloney like he is some kind of god. jambaloney gave M an old bow and some arrows and he gave N some stuff for his bike. it made my heart swell watching them talk to jambaloney! upon their arrival they both kissed and hugged me in a way that most boys would be embarrassed of. they kissed me and hugged me even more beautifully when they were leaving.
they were supposed to be at home at 5pm as their Mom, E, was having family over for N's birthday. their Mom phoned at about 5:15pm. i told her that they were having a good time and didn't quite want to leave just yet. she told me i could keep them as long as i wanted. i told her i wanted to keep them forever. they stayed until about 10:30 and then we sent them packing with all of their goods.
it was wonderful to watch them hug and kiss jambaloney without any embarrassment - they really love him - especially after he had given them things that they both were so excited about. i love that they ate food that they were not familiar with, fresh and healthy food, and they ate it like a young man and a young boy would. i love that it was N's 16th birthday and he wanted to be with us. i love that they were so interested in everything that we had to say about growing your own food and eating healthy. i love that they both hugged me and kissed me with abandon and M lifted me right off the floor. they both told me that they loved me.
does life get better than this?
i may never be able to give jambaloney a proper baby or child...but i will find sons for him. daughters are coming soon. i couldn't believe how they hung on to jambaloney's every word. they sooo look up to him. and he loves them as much as me!!!
when i spoke to their mother this evening, she thanked me. and jambaloney. she thanked us for taking such an interest in her boys. i thanked her back. for being such a good mother and raising such beautiful boys.
we had such an awesome day. and cemented our friendship with 2 dear friends. i can't wait to have them over again. i can't wait to watch their awe-filled faces as jambaloney takes them fishing in the canoe. i can't wait to see jambaloney all lit up like that again. he loves them. and they love him. and i love them all.
i can't wait.