Today Jeff and I drove to see one of his sisters, who he hadn't seen in over 6 years. We were not quite sure what the reunion would be like. We hadn't seen her children in probably 10 years or more, and I was really hoping that they would be there. Funny how family things can be the best or the worst in life. I guess that is because of the closeness you do or do not have. Anyway, I am happy to say that it went well, and all of her kids were there too. It was her birthday and so we just wanted her to know that she was thought of and loved.
Jeff and I were thrilled to see the kids, I hardly knew them...they had grown up so much. It was nice to catch up on each other's life and to just give them and hug and let them know we loved them. We also took photos and exchanged email address, in hopes that it won't be another 10 years before we connect again. I am not sure if things will really change between the siblings, but there was definitely an effort made by them to show her they cared.
Life is all about choices isn't it? Think I already wrote a whole post on this, but it is so true. I am glad we made the choice to go see her and her family. I have really missed her kids. I think all in all, it was a positive experience and that is exactly what we were praying for.
Good night dear friends!
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." ~Jane Howard
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." ~ Robert Frost
"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right" – Confucius.