13. Keep Your Head Up
Emilia was going into Minneapolis with her mom today so she could explore where she would be living for a few years and buy some new stuff for Grace and herself. Grace was turning one on September 16th and it was now July 2nd so she wanted to pick up a few early birthday presents for her whilst she was there.
"So are you excited for Gracie's birthday?" Her mom asked as the left St Cloud and got onto the highway. "I am. I can't believe she's one already!" Emilia said. "Me and your dad have already picked up a few clothes and toys here and there but were still thinking of a big present for her." She said. "I'm just hoping that Josh will send her something." Emilia said. "His parents will send something, they've always been so kind and accomodating when we've been here for dinner. Surely, Alessia will get something and remind him." She said. "Mom, I had to remind Josh to buy her Christmas presents last year!" Emilia said, her mom not looking as surprised as you'd thing she would. "Oh that boy is useless!" She said, Emilia and herself beginning to laugh.
They arrived at the Minneapolis mall and Emilia phone began to ring with a call from Josh. "What do you want Josh?" Emilia asked sternly. "Nice to hear your voice to. I just called to say me and the boys are gonna be in North Dakota this weekend cos Dan's meeting his girlfriend who lives there so I was wondering if I could have Grace." Josh said. "No. I don't think that's right, you'll just go out and get drunk and leave her on her own or with a random babysitter!" Emilia yelled. "Can I at least come to your house to see her, she's my daughter to you know!" Josh yelled back. "Josh, I don't think its right yet. I'm sorry but if you tell me when your visiting Alessia in Iowa, I'll drive down so you and your parents can spend some time together with her." Emilia explained. "Fine I'll call you." Josh said. "K bye." And with that she hung up.
"Josh?" her mom asked. "How did you guess." Emilia said, starting to laugh before walking inside the mall. Emilia picked up a few items of clothing for Grace and some toys, the best gift being a handmade pink dolls house with furniture and dolls included. After a great day with her mom, they headed back to spend time with Grace, her dad and Eduardo.