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    CLJobe
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Timothy - 19. Chapter 19

Leaving Mom and Dad’s, we drove to Stephen’s home. I knew we would do a repeat of our trip.

Arriving at Stephen’s home, there appeared to be no one home. Walking in the back door, we entered the kitchen. There was a letter on the table addressed to Stephen.

I watched Stephen as he read the letter, and his face changed. He had tears in his eyes. He ran to the stairs leading upstairs. I followed him, running into his room, he stopped, and I heard him cry hard. Walking into his room and I knew why he was crying. All of his computer gear was missing.

“Stephen, let’s go and see Gramps.”

I knew Stephen’s mother wasn’t keen about him marrying me. She wouldn’t have done this in spite, or would she? Walking out of the back door, I picked up the letter Stephen had read earlier.

I didn’t think Stephen was capable of driving in his current mood of distress. I drove following his directions. After driving for about a half-hour, “Stephen, call Gramps and tell him we will be there in 15-20 minutes’” I listened as Stephen spoke to his grandfather.

“Tim, Gramps asked that we meet him at 3801 North Hemlock Avenue. It’s close to his company. I’ll show you the way.”

When we arrived at the address, “Tim, Gramps is sitting on that porch.” I stopped the car in front of the house. Stephen was out before I turned off the engine.

As I walked toward the house, I could see Gramps hugging Stephen. Walking up the steps to the porch, Gramps grabbed me and pulled me into a three-man hug.

“Stephen, I expected your call. Let me show you this house.”

We followed Gramps, the front door led to the living room, and I noticed that the room had a fireplace. The furniture was very modern. Following Gramps, we went into the kitchen, laundry room, and dining room. Then we went to the second floor.

“Stephen, open this door,” and when he did, he turned and looked at me.

“Gramps, I don’t understand.”

I looked in the room, and there was Stephen’s computer equipment. I think Stephen was still in shock. “Thank you, Gramps.” I realized that this was our new home.

Stephen hadn’t caught on yet. I whispered to him, “Thank Gramps, this is our new home.”

Then the realization hit. He grabbed Gramps and hugged him so hard I was afraid for Gramps. Then he pulled me into a three-man hug.

When the hugs and thank-yous were done, Gramps showed us the rest of the house. There were a total of four bedrooms, of which one was a small room, a child’s room. A door at the end of the hall led to a stairway to the attic. I looked for a bathroom, and there wasn’t any on the second floor.

I guess Gramps figured out why I had a perplexed look on my face. There were bathrooms in each bedroom except the small room. Walking into the room with Stephen’s computer equipment, Gramps showed us where the bathroom was, what I took for two closets. One was the door to the bathroom.

“Now we need to go to your father’s office. When you see your mother be sure to thank her, she did all of the decorating.”

We quickly emptied the trunk and back seat of the car. “Steph, leave it in the living room. We can move it to the appropriate rooms when we come home.” I liked that, home.

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Wow all I can say is wow, that is a most unexpected surprise but a very welcome surprise, and what a way to support the boys in their new life together

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Sometimes we've gone through life and trained always to think the worst. Apparently Stephen's mother hasn't been the best person on the planet and he expected he was being tossed on his bum and all his computer equipment gone. I noticed Timothy picked up the letter, hopefully we'll get to hear what was written inside and why Stephen reacted the way he did. If it just said "Stephen, Meet me at 3801 North Hemlock Avenue. Gramps." I can't really understand why the initial reaction - other than again, Stephen having grown up in a very cold, non-loving, home and expected he got tossed. 

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2 hours ago, Chris L said:

Sometimes we've gone through life and trained always to think the worst. Apparently Stephen's mother hasn't been the best person on the planet and he expected he was being tossed on his bum and all his computer equipment gone. I noticed Timothy picked up the letter, hopefully we'll get to hear what was written inside and why Stephen reacted the way he did. If it just said "Stephen, Meet me at 3801 North Hemlock Avenue. Gramps." I can't really understand why the initial reaction - other than again, Stephen having grown up in a very cold, non-loving, home and expected he got tossed. 

Yes, a twist indeed. Mom hasn’t been the most warm, and even appeared to need more time to adjust and accept the boys’ relationship. Now we hear she is responsible for the the interior decorations…that already has a room set for Donald; has Donnie been busy whispering in mom’s dreams? 😝

Yeah, the vagueness of the letter, at least for the readers, makes the setup for the surprise less than desirable given the family history; as it ran the possibility of going horrible wrong for Stephen, luckily Tim headed that off by taking the wheel.

@CLJobe, a nice curve ball delivery to hit a sweet spot landing!

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The only thing the letter could have said to get such a reaction from Stephen would something like"Gather your clothes and go to your Grandpa house" and Stephen took that to mean he was being kicked out.I know this was suppose to be a surprise but geez if I'm correct about how the letter was written they should have given it more thought.That being said it was a awesome gesture

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What a sweet chapter proving it is never to late to make a change in attitude if called for! Bless Steven's mother for her part in the new home for the boys...well done!!!

Now for Tim's older sister......

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Stephen's mother is the most  shocking development, but a welcome one as well.  Maybe she finally was able to see the happiness that was entering the family.   Yes, it would be ineresting to see what was written in the letter to Stephen.  Who wrote the letter? 

Now they have their own home.  I suppose that there could be room for  a foster child to occupy one of the bedrooms?  Maybe that is what will be next for our newlyweds? 

Keeps getting better all the time.  Love to ready this story.

Big congrats to you. 

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21 hours ago, mikedup said:

Wow all I can say is wow, that is a most unexpected surprise but a very welcome surprise, and what a way to support the boys in their new life together

Yes it was a major surprise for thee boys. I can imagine the feelings Stephen had when he saw all of his equipment gone. I'm sure he thought his mother destroyed it.

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20 hours ago, Chris L said:

Sometimes we've gone through life and trained always to think the worst. Apparently Stephen's mother hasn't been the best person on the planet and he expected he was being tossed on his bum and all his computer equipment gone. I noticed Timothy picked up the letter, hopefully we'll get to hear what was written inside and why Stephen reacted the way he did. If it just said "Stephen, Meet me at 3801 North Hemlock Avenue. Gramps." I can't really understand why the initial reaction - other than again, Stephen having grown up in a very cold, non-loving, home and expected he got tossed. 

Gramps is very close to Stephen. Maybe Gramps saw what Stephen's mother did and wanted to see Stephen to console him.

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18 hours ago, chris191070 said:

An unexpected, but welcome surprise for Tim and Stephen.

Yes totally unexpected. And to have Stephen's mother involved

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17 hours ago, Philippe said:

Yes, a twist indeed. Mom hasn’t been the most warm, and even appeared to need more time to adjust and accept the boys’ relationship. Now we hear she is responsible for the the interior decorations…that already has a room set for Donald; has Donnie been busy whispering in mom’s dreams? 😝

Yeah, the vagueness of the letter, at least for the readers, makes the setup for the surprise less than desirable given the family history; as it ran the possibility of going horrible wrong for Stephen, luckily Tim headed that off by taking the wheel.

@CLJobe, a nice curve ball delivery to hit a sweet spot landing!

Thanks, if I am lucky I'll hit a few more curve balls. It was evident with the support of Dad and Gramps, Stephen's mother would eventually accept Tim.

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15 hours ago, weinerdog said:

The only thing the letter could have said to get such a reaction from Stephen would something like"Gather your clothes and go to your Grandpa house" and Stephen took that to mean he was being kicked out.I know this was suppose to be a surprise but geez if I'm correct about how the letter was written they should have given it more thought.That being said it was a awesome gesture

Yes, Tim didn't read the whole letter. I think he was afraid of Stephen's reaction. 

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14 hours ago, drsawzall said:

What a sweet chapter proving it is never to late to make a change in attitude if called for! Bless Steven's mother for her part in the new home for the boys...well done!!!

Now for Tim's older sister......

Yes, sometime we need to have the picture explained as Dad did with Stephen's mother. As for the older sister????

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5 hours ago, bottomguy said:

Stephen's mother is the most  shocking development, but a welcome one as well.  Maybe she finally was able to see the happiness that was entering the family.   Yes, it would be ineresting to see what was written in the letter to Stephen.  Who wrote the letter? 

Now they have their own home.  I suppose that there could be room for  a foster child to occupy one of the bedrooms?  Maybe that is what will be next for our newlyweds? 

Keeps getting better all the time.  Love to ready this story.

Big congrats to you. 

Thanks. The letter was written by his mother. That is why Stephen never bothered to read the entire letter. All he saw was to call Gramps.

I don't to think a child will enter at this moment. Donnie has told them they will have a child and he will be named Donald.

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If I wasn't jealous of them being married, I am totally jealous now... I want a Gramps like Stephen!!! Please Gramps can I have 4 bedroomed house as a prezzie too? I been good ... honest🤣

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On 11/13/2021 at 2:28 PM, Christopher said:

Sometimes we've gone through life and trained always to think the worst. Apparently Stephen's mother hasn't been the best person on the planet and he expected he was being tossed on his bum and all his computer equipment gone. I noticed Timothy picked up the letter, hopefully we'll get to hear what was written inside and why Stephen reacted the way he did. If it just said "Stephen, Meet me at 3801 North Hemlock Avenue. Gramps." I can't really understand why the initial reaction - other than again, Stephen having grown up in a very cold, non-loving, home and expected he got tossed. 

That’s what I thought 

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