Journal Entry 44

I woke up this morning looking forward to my date with Joshua. I was walking toward the showers when I heard Casey crying. She was sitting in her chair holding Aleece. For a moment I thought something was terribly wrong with the baby. Lisa was already in the room trying to comfort Casey and asking her what was wrong. I went in and asked if there was something I could do. Lisa looked a little confused herself. She shrugged her shoulders and said that Casey had been crying most of the morning. Poor Casey, I think today she was just a little overwhelmed with motherhood and raising a baby alone. Little Aleece was fine. I think sometimes life seems too much. Yesterday and the day before Casey was fine. She was happy and enjoying life. I offered to watch Aleece for a couple of days so that Casey could get away and find herself. Lisa thought it was a good idea. She said she could help with the baby too. At first Casey didn’t want to go but we insisted. It’s kind of funny because I was complaining about having to take care of a puppy which by the way cries endlessly if she is not allowed to sleep on my bed. I am sure a baby is a little more complex and will require a lot more responsibility and attentiveness. I have decided to name the puppy “Lost”. (It is not a dumb name for a dog) It describes who she is or was. Anyway, we helped Casey Pack and sent her on her way. Aleece is sleeping and Lost is sleeping. Lisa has moved into my room to help out during the night. Surely, the two of us can take care of a baby for a few days.

I almost forgot. I cancelled my date with Joshua. Oh well, perhaps we will go out another time.

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