Gay Andy

August 24, 2010

24 hours

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Yesterday I went to visit Jamie. He’s no longer on the streets. His mother called me yesterday morning and asked me if I’d be willing to go see Jamie? I asked her what’s going on? She explained to me what happened. I said I’m not sure how to get where he’s at. I have my driver’s license but no car. I knew my dad wasn’t going to let me take his car all the way out there to visit Jamie. But I agreed to go visit Jamie, and I’m glad I did. I had no idea how to get there, but God helped me. I caught the bus that stops near my house. I got downtown at about 10:30 Sunday morning. I got off the bus and walked around the corner and I saw another bus pulling out from the bus stop. I waved my hand motioning him to please stop. The driver stopped and opened up the bus doors. When I got inside the bus I noticed I was the only person on the bus. I thought that’s weird. I was wondering, where is everybody? Here’s the part that’s strange. I’ve never been on that bus before. I’ve never seen the bus driver before. But the bus driver knew me! I asked him how does he know me? He said he’s seen me around. I then asked him if he’s going to the town that I needed to go to? He said yes he is. I was stunned! I had no idea where I was going when I was downtown. I had no idea where to catch the bus that would take me where I needed to go to visit Jamie, but Gods timing was perfect! I got off one bus, walked around the corner and there was the bus pulling away from the curb that I needed to catch. The Bible says that sometimes we’re in the company of angels and we don’t even know it. I think I was in the company of angels yesterday. How the bus driver knew me, and knew where I needed to go is a mystery to me.

About 45 minutes later I got to the place where Jamie is being housed. There is a hamburger stand nearby and I bought a hot cheeseburger with a Sprite to give to Jamie.

After I bought the cheeseburger, I walked back to where Jamie is at, and I went inside the office and I asked the guy sitting behind the desk if I could please visit Jamie? He said sure David, go on in. I looked at the guy behind the desk and I wondered how does he know me?? Why do all these people know me? I don’t know them. (Hebrews 13-2)

It was cool seeing Jamie again. When he saw me walk into the visiting area he jumped up and he ran over to me and gave me a tight hug. What a difference from a month ago when he was on the roof on my dad’s house, high on drugs and acting all stupid.

I handed him the cheeseburger and Sprite and I sat down with him. He was really happy to see me. I called his mom on my cell phone and told her that I’d made it and I’m here with Jamie right now. She asked me if she could talk to him? I handed the phone to Jamie and said it’s your mom. They talked for about 10 minutes. I found out that when Jamie leaves the place he’s now in, he’s not going back to his old neighborhood again. But instead he’s going to live with his aunt and uncle about 2000 miles from here. It’s better for him not to go back to his hood. It’s full of chollos and drugs and nothing but trouble for him. Jamie has a good heart. He’s very generous. And he’s a loving person. But he just got sucked into hanging around the wrong people, who got him high all the time and eventually addicted to drugs. My prayer for Jamie is that with Gods help he can break the chains of drug addiction that is strangling his life. We had a nice visit for about 2 hours. I finally had to say good bye. I explained that school is starting and I needed to get some last minute stuff. Paper, pens and junk like that. I could tell from the look in his eyes that he felt sad that he’s missing out on a very important part of his life. He has very little education, and without an education he has no future. He stood up and gave me another tight hug and we said our goodbyes. I promised Jamie I’d come visit him again. I turned and walked out of the visiting area and back onto the streets.

When I got back downtown, I got off the bus and went to buy and donut and milk. I saw this bike parked on the sidewalk. The owner of the bike is a Christian. He was talking about Jesus Christ to the kids who stopped to admire his bike.

That was yesterday. And now here’s today.

I got up about 6am this morning. I could tell it was going to be a hot day. The sun was already coming up over the mountains and there wasn’t a cloud in the morning sky. I jumped into the shower and said good morning to my little buddy. We shook hands for about 5 minutes. I got out of the shower and dried off just in time to hear my second hand brother banging on the bathroom door saying to open up he’s got to pee. I wrapped the towel around me and let him in. He was clutching his crotch so tightly I was sure he was strangling his future family. I went back to my room and finished getting dressed for school. Have you ever smelled freshly cooked bacon? OMG the scent was wafting up to my room and my taste buds began drooling. I hurried up and combed my hair and put my shoes on and ran downstairs just in time to see Miss Kitty jump onto the plate of bacon and run off with some of the bacon in her mouth. I quickly ran over to where what was left of the bacon, I rubbed my mouth and made it look like I was the one who ate the bacon. My step mom looked at me and said David, can’t you wait until everyone is at the table?? If my step mom had seen Miss Kitty stealing the bacon, she would instantly loose 8 of her 9 lives! I helped my step mom put 3 or 4 more slices of bacon into the frying pan and told her she makes the best bacon in the world! It worked! She smiled and said thanks David. Miss Kitty owes me!

Rike called me. He wanted to know how I was getting to school? I told him I was taking the bus. He said ok, he’d see me in school. I caught the bus and it was packed! Me along with about 20 other kids had to stand up all the way to school. I wanted to take a pic to show you, but it was so full I couldn’t get a good pic, only the back of someone’s head or the eye balls of the kid standing 2 inches from me. Now I remembered why I didn’t take the bus last year. We finally got to school and everyone piled off the bus like cattle being hurded into slaughter. Nobody knew where they were going or how to get where they were supposed to go. The bulletin boards had the class assignments with everybody’s name and which classes they are assigned to.
Kids were about 10 deep trying to read the class assignments. I finally saw Rike he was coming into the front gates of the school. He walked to school. After that bus ride, I think he had a smart idea!

He came over to me and I pointed towards the bulletin boards. I said there’s no way we can get in there! He looked at me and winked. I don’t know how he does it, but somehow he does. Fifteen seconds later he was right up in front of the bulletin boards with his pencil and paper in his hands. He wrote down his class assignments and then he copied mine down for me. What a friend I have in Rike!

One thing I noticed was the absence of Lance. Rike told me that Lance dropped out of school. I need to find Lance and talk with him.

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4 Comments »

  1. There is NO doubt in my mind, that, we walk with angels, kid!! I can tell you stories all day about my own experiences, and, why I believe that, but, this is your blog, so, I'll just leave it at that… It sounds like Jamie has a chance, now. The most important thing, like you noted, is that he has to get away from the source of his torment- the streets and drugs that are strangling him. Without that first step, the rest is almost impossible. Once he's back with his his aunt and uncle, he has a chance, and, can go back to school, which, is the key to his future. No doubt.I really worry about the chances for Lance to escape to a decent life, now that he's dropped out… very sad…By the way, who is it that you're 'shaking hands' with, every morning, in the bathroom??!! 5 minutes?? hmm.. that's a long time to shake…. OOOOHHH!! lol Well, I hope you're using some soap!! It helps to make things clean AND slippery… lolAhh… Rike… How's your bud doing, anyways?? Well, at least he's there for school… luv, tman<3

    Comment by tman — August 24, 2010 @ 2:40 am | Reply

  2. What a wonderfully interesting post this is! I do believe God is working through you with Jamie. There can't be any other explanation for the things that happened. It sounds like the first day at school went ok. Thanks for telling us all of this, it is neat to hear about your life. I hope the rest of the week is good for you.

    Comment by Brian — August 24, 2010 @ 2:41 am | Reply

  3. Jamie: David, I don't know if God is on your side, but sure enough – I avoid the expression sure as hell – you're on His. I do hope you will be able to visit him again and then keep in touch to encourage him. It's the little things, like bringing him food and drink, that mean as much as the big things. My own opinion is that the man who was talking about Jesus could have usufully listened to you. "If you are born again in Jesus you'll have nice possessions, like my bike"?? Thst sounds like a temptation from the other side.Miss Kitty: You're protecting the guilty as well as the innocent. Watch out she doesn't end up as a fur wrap, still smelling of bacon.Rike: You still using him as your "heavy"? Some moral ambiguity there?Lance: Another project for Superman David! Get with it and lead him into school by the ear. But don't forget to make sure Rike doesn't drop out, either.

    Comment by BrianW — August 24, 2010 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  4. You need to talk to Jamie again and tell him to do everything he can to cooperate and please his aunt and uncle who are very generous to take him in, and never to touch drugs of any kind again. Also there must be programs available (where he is going) to upgrade his education, get his GED and go from there. Tell him that life isn't all fun and that if he doesn't face his responsibilities then his life will be miserable. When you make plans for your future and stick to it then you feel much more secure and comfortable in your life. -You and Rike get on Lance's case and make sure he gets back to school even if he is back a grade. He is an intelligent gay guy and he should know better; even if you are poor you can still go to school. -And the kid by the fence? Imagine how gay guys of my generation felt when all they heard was that homosexuality was evil, immoral, perverted etc and finding credible information was difficult.(no Internet) Imagine being 16, accepting your sexuality, realizing that your life would be in the closet (they didn't even have that term back then) and seeing no future unless you wanted to live a life of lies and deception. All you could do was make the best of it, and the freedom was nice. So make sure you get to know the gay young people in your area cos they are your support. And there are more str8 people around these days who are good friends to gays. bfn – Wayne 🙂 (and crowded buses are good places to catch flu bugs!)

    Comment by wayner — August 24, 2010 @ 2:18 pm | Reply


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