Thea's Thoughts

80 Days

Steve is a New England sports fan – Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins. Our home is here in LA but he’s a Bostonian through and through. He would also check out local news in Boston online whenever he gets the chance.

Daddy and Me
Daddy and Me

We used to go and visit his family twice a year and when the little munchkin was born, it went down to once a year because it’s so hard to travel with an infant. So, my mother-in-law would visit us even Continue reading “80 Days”

Thea's Thoughts

35th Day

My birthday wish for you, babe.

 

My Birthday Wish for Steve

 

I wish that wherever you are

You’ll think about our love

I hope that this comforts you

Even in the darkest hour

Steve's Birthday Last Year
Steve's Birthday Last Year

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Thea's Thoughts

30th Day

I went to the Verdugo Mountain trails in the morning, just posting some flyers up at the Wildwood Canyon Park & at the La Tuna Canyon head trail parking lot. While on the trail, I try to see & observe any signs of him. I’m glad I went with my neighbor because she’s familiar with this trail & I’m not. It’s actually my first time hiking this trail. I hiked at the Griffith Park with my girlfriends occasionally like 3 times in a year.  My last serious hike was in a rainforest in the Philippines & it seems like it was another lifetime. I miss it & I want to do it again. It clears my head & it gives me more determination to bring Steve home safely to our family.

La Tuna Canyon Trail
La Tuna Canyon Trail

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27th Day

The little munchkin said disappointedly earlier: “Daddy not read book. Daddy still working.”

My reply: “Daddy is not working right now. I don’t know where he is. But let’s pray & hope that he’ll come home soon.”

It’s not easy to say that to a child who loves & misses his Dad. But I have to answer his questions in words that I’m comfortable with. That’s what I’m learning & this is a process. I have to deal with the reality of being a single parent for undetermined period of time. I have such high regard for single parents because I don’t know how they do it.

The Ivens Family Shoes
The Ivens Family Shoes

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