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If you have followed the story of my nephew and me, you know that things have been busy.  It has been a while since I wrote an update so I thought I'd come do it now.  It is hard to balance my own kids with my nephew, but I am getting better at it.  They both need my time right now.  

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I need to thank you all for being so kind to my nephew.  He has really enjoyed the responses he has gotten on his diary!  As you can see, he's a wonderful young man.  He is bright, thoughtful, and full of heart.  

I spoke to my sister yesterday.  She asked me how he was doing.  I told her that if she wanted to know she needed to talk to him herself.  She didn't like the answer and I finally relented that I took him to church yesterday.  She was pleased by the answer.  I know he has forgiven them already, but I haven't.  

He has been doing well considering the circumstance.  I know it has been an emotional time for him and that is apparent to me.  He has made friends with people at school and is actually out right now with a group of kids.  I think they went to the mall.  As far as I know he has not told them that he is gay.  As he said to me, he doesn't feel like he needs to unless it comes up.  At least not yet.

Public school has been a shock to him.  He keeps mentioning how unruly students can be.  He said nobody respects the teachers and he feels sorry for them.  This is a new environment for him I am certain.  I know his old school was very orderly and students were kept in line.

He went to therapy this afternoon and I guess it went well.  He did not want to discuss it at all.  That is unusual because he is always so open and direct.  I know it must not be easy.  

Anyway, that is my update for now.  I'm going to take my girls out for a walk in this beautiful sunny weather!  

Originally posted to Florida4Obama on Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 04:13 PM PDT.

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