I haven’t contacted the Director of the Friends School in Monteverde, yet. I’ll see how things develop before breaking the news. Jude could always change his mind… but somehow, I doubt it.
There are a few silver linings that can be seen with this scenario:
1. Jude would be living only a 20-minute walk away from his sister, Phoenix. They could see each other as often as they want, and Phoenix might feel good to have her brother close by.
2. Jude might foster a better relationship with his grandparents. And maybe get to know his biological father from their point of view. (his father sadly committed suicide in 2002 when Jude was 6 years old).
When I got into the office I wrote Kevin an email and asked him to go pick up a little St-Joseph figurine from the Catholic bookstore. My mother once told me that if you bury a St-Joseph statuette in the ground and say a certain prayer, your house will sell. Hey, it can’t hurt! Who am I to judge… if it works. I didn't expect Kevin to buy into it, but when I got home, there was a medallion of St-Joseph because the store had run out of the statuette. Bless him.