I recently made an open letter to my 9 year old nephew because this is one of the toughest times in his life. He had to live with our auntie while his mom is in the slammer. Our family is still planning what’s best for him in the near future.
For the holidays, my sisters and I decided to have him with us. We bought him new clothes and shoes, and took him out to places where he could feel like a kid again.
He is usually scowling and quiet, but his inner child gradually surfaced as we brought him to church, malls, parks, and playgrounds. He seems to enjoy taking pictures as well, and I even let him use my Nikon D7000. He has a lot of potential, and I’m so proud of him.
Here’s one of his shots of me:
I spent Christmas with him, along with one of my sisters, a friend, and our niece.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
– Art Linkletter