How is your Uncle Eli doing now? Is he adjusting? I think of him and wonder about how he is doing quite often.
My Uncle Eli is adjusting as well as can be expected. His church community has stepped in and makes that someone spends time with him every day since his wife, Sadie passed away.
The last time I stopped in to see him, he was still his very talkative self. He is having a hard time getting around without the aid of a cane, but otherwise he seems much the same as he always has.
Do you have much contact with your Amish family?
My oldest brother and I try to make that we call each other at least once a month, but other than that we don't have much contact with the rest of the family.
It's my fault, I suppose. I could always try reaching out to them, but there seems to be such a huge void between us. We no longer have things in common. They don't like talking about things going on in their life, because since we're no longer Amish it's none of our business. And almost anything happening in our life I can't talk about, because it reminds them we're not Amish any longer which in turn brings out their need to tell us how deceived and wrong we are.
I find it's easier to focus on enjoying our own little family instead of trying to cling to something that is no longer there