9-year-olds Merce and Mylee have known each other since they were 2. Not exactly a normal lifetime of knowing someone, but certainly long enough for both of them to know that they cared a great deal for each other, and they considered themselves boyfriend and girlfriend.
So it was quite a terrible time after learning that Merce’s dad had received a job offer in California and would have to move from his Louisiana home to take it.
When Mylee found out, she said, “My life is over. I’m supposed to marry Merce. How am I going to marry him if he’s in California?”
After Merce’s family packed up the car to head 2,000 miles to a new life, it was a very tearful time for both of the children, who wore matching shirts for the separation.
Hopefully, these two will be together again someday.