SUPERNATURAL, Coming September 4, 2012
Target was selling Sweet Treats for $18.00.
The clicking from Wisdom’s keyboard was fast and furious as she was searching different sites on things to keep Deacon busy during summer break, “Deacon come to the office dear!” Wisdom called. Deacon got into the office making sure to check his hair in the mirror before entering the room, “What mom?” He said slightly annoyed. “I’m looking for things to keep you busy this summer break and out of your trouble maker tendencies and found that there is going to be a level up camp in China this year. You will only be gone for a few weeks but this will help you work on different skills or even improve on some that you have already been working on.” Wisdom turned to see his facial reaction.
“CHINA… Your sending me to CHINA? What did I do wrong. Well other than tee-peeing Mr. Joe Hanson’s yard and un hooking Bobbies wheels to his bike, and…” Wisdom soon interrupted Deacon, “Maybe you should stop yourself there. You and Trent have gotten into quite a heap of trouble already this summer and I’m afraid your pushing it a bit far. Your going to this camp to work on things to help you be productive AND your going with a group of 4-5 kids so you could make some new friends along the way.” Deacon shrugged, “Whatever mom,”
“You know better than to speak to me like that. I expect you to spend time in your room thinking of polite things to say and not these rude, harsh words that you know are not proper to use.” Wisdom glanced at her son giving him the , you know better look,. He left and pulled the door behind him but it didn’t close completely. Soon Wisdom’s phone started to go off. She peeked at the phone glancing quickly she saw it was Adabelle. The text read,
-MISSING YOU, how about a back yard camp out with the kids. I have some exciting news and LOTS of catching up. –
Wisdom picked up her phone quickly and called her dear friend. “I love the idea for a back yard camp out but maybe we could check out Jester Park and see if we can get a camp site there. The kids can fish and I could invite a few other families and see if we could get more kids there.” There was a brief silence when Adabelle said, “Sure thing that sounds great. I think it will be great and Jester Park is perfect. I know the owner of the land out there I might get a discount or something so I’m going to contact him tonight and fill you in on the information.” The two girls kept talking about other things when Wisdom heard a little girls voice in the background and thought instantly of Skyler. Wisdom quickly pushed the thought out of her mind and then finished her conversation and hung up.
She decided to peek in on Deacon and saw him on his hand held device playing a game. “Sorry mom, I love you and I didn’t mean to sound ungrateful but I don’t think I would like China, I don’t speak their language and will I be with kids I know?” Wisdom shrugged, “I don’t know who will be in your group, they try to put kids with similar interests together. But it doesn’t always happen. Keep your chin up and think about the adventure and not the things you can’t control.”
Deacon hugged his mom and went back to his game. The knock on the door made Wisdom’s eyes roll, “What now, she muttered to herself.” Walking quickly to the door she saw that it had the body figure of a man. She hesitated for a minute to answer but when another knock came it made her jump enough to open the door abruptly. “How can… I … help you, Lonnie?” She said drug out and confused. “Can we talk, please let me come in and talk. Wisdom opened the door more and gestured for him to enter the house. “What do you need Lonnie, I don’t want to give you more time than I already have.
Lonnie looked so nervous. “I went through her box, Skyler was a remarkable girl and I wish I had given her a chance. I do know that I never dreamed that she and Preston would die suddenly and before I could tell her that’s I’m proud of her.” He paused for a moment realizing Wisdom was getting irritated. “I want to help in some way… I know its late but I want to know if there is anything I can do for you.” Lonnie stepped backwards almost feeling the tension in the room. Wisdom took a deep breath, “Lonnie, I’m glad you feel better but unless you have $40,000 there is nothing that you can do to help. And I’m not asking you to get that money to me.” Lonnie stood confused. “Well if you had $40,000 how would it help?” Wisdom blinked slowly fighting back emotion, “I would be able to make my family complete again.” She walked away quickly trying to avoid the sensitive topic.
Lonnie went to follow her and she turned quickly, “Lonnie, I know what it took for you to come here and offer to help but honestly when we were dating you didn’t need me and now I don’t need you. Please leave before my son hears you and comes out and things get awkward. Lonnie hugged Wisdom good bye, “I do want to help you. And I will get you the money you need even if I have to work 3 jobs you will get the money your need.” He left quickly and before Wisdom could respond.
Wisdom stood dumb founded thinking to herself, “Who does he think he is? Now he decides to care? The nerve that man has I swear…” Her thoughts were interrupted by Deacon throwing his back pack and sleeping bag on the floor. “So when do I leave for China?” Wisdom turned started at the sound of enthusiasm he expressed in his voice, “Well next week they are taking the first group down and they have a few openings. I can get you into that one if you like?” Deacon smiled, “That would be perfect! Trent’s mom is going to send him too and I hope we can both go at the same time.” Wisdom rolled her eyes. Well you and Trenton BETTER stay out of trouble because rules are different in other countries and you don’t want too get yourself into to much trouble and never be welcomed back.
Deacon chuckled plopping on the couch, “oh yeah mom I’m going to get kicked out of China.”
THANK YOU- Thank you for reading this post. An exciting fact about it is that I’m currently in West Virginia with my dearest friend Jamee Snuffer the author of the Medieval Series. I’m having a great time but like most things they have to come to an end at some point. I head home to Iowa (about 4 states away) on Tuesday June 19, 2012! I’ve enjoyed my time with Jamee and her amazing family. Thank you Jamee Snuffer!