Julie and Asia have two children, Timothy and Maggie, but Maggie was unplanned. Asia is a little sad she didn’t get to be the ‘mother’, whereas Julie is dealing with her mother, Mary’s, ailing health.
Winter was coming to an end, but that meant nothing to the cold virus. Mary made some chicken soup and thankfully, the house was soon plucked from underneath the foot of running noses and unnecessary sneezes. Another fact of winter coming to an end was Mary’s age. She was a lot more fragile now and Julie took time to spend with her whenever she could.
Reluctantly, Mary had retired from her position and now spent the majority of her time at home, caring for the children or washing Agent Superball. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, but the fact that she could no longer work and was feeling her age was dawning on her. She had outlived Gina, Shaniqua, Derek, Florence… she was the last founding member of Boreal Springs.
It was a bittersweet thing, to realize that Boreal Springs was now completely populated by her friend’s offspring and her own.
Despite Julie’s dislike for being pregnant, she did enjoy spending time with her children. She tried desperately to teach little Maggie to talk and it was working… she hadn’t got much of a chance to teach Timothy many things as a toddler. Asia, Mary, and Gina all seemed to have it covered. It was definitely a good feeling, to be teaching her child something.
Unfortunately, Mary died not long after and Julie was quite distraught. She had to call and tell Sara and Marla, neither one responding to the news very well. It was this event that brought Asia out of her self-depreciating fog. She realized that it didn’t matter who gave birth to the kids and tried to comfort Julie. It would be hard without Mary around, but they would make it work.
Maggie became a rambunctious child with a love for bouncing and talking. Asia wasn’t sure where she got all of her energy, but she sure wished she could borrow some. The medical field was insanely competitive and she was having a hard time getting the necessary promotions.
Still, Maggie’s birthday had lifted her spirits and it was hard not to smile when she was telling you a silly joke.
Timothy got on well with his sister and they both had a penchant for the truly goofy and odd. It was hard to keep an eye on them sometimes, with the way they ran around. A few times Julie had to yell at them for playing on the street or running around in other’s yards. The community was somewhat close-knit, but that didn’t mean they needed to trample all over the place.
Agent Superball got a friend in the form of Sansa, one of the puppies from Gordon’s household. She was a welcomed addition and kept the kids busy trying to train her. Agent Superball was not nearly as impressed.
Note from Mao: Maaary! All my founding members are now dead. Sniff!