A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken… Proverbs 15:13
Needless to say, we outgrew our attic apartment and picked a much larger two-bedroom apartment in Paterson. It was definitely a transitional apartment. We converted the front room into our bedroom and Mom, as only she could do, cut and sewed sheets to serve as our “door.” If you didn’t know, you never would have suspected it was our bedroom.
The apartment wasn’t dark or dreary, but it was old and worn. I really can’t speak for Mom, but I think she disliked that apartment as much as I did. I know she always made the best of it but there was something about the apartment that just wasn’t us.
I finally made it through college, graduating from Dominican with a BA, a beautiful wife and a new son! How great is that?
We almost didn’t make it to the graduation … well, at least not me. I had just dropped off Joe at Aunt Marie’s to go to graduation when my little Subaru was hit broadside by a Cadillac. The car held up pretty well, all things considered, and no one got hurt, but it shook up both Mom and me. I guess our Clarence was on duty that day.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: You work on today’s snowball, and then you won’t have to be buried in an avalanche.