I love my family and as I get older I understand just how very important they are to me. I wish that I had been able to spend lots more time with many of my sisters,brothers, aunts uncles and cousins. But time and life itself has a way of getting in the way. Of course my living in NH and most of my family living in NH did not help. But that is the past.
Since I became a member of Facebook I have been very blessed to find my cousins, sisters and brothers. I hope one day to see everyone of them. For now, just being able to keep in touch with them has been wonderful. I am so grateful to be able to be get to know these beautiful people even if it is just a little more then I had before we all went our separate ways.
This past week my cousin Kathy whom, I have not seen in over 20 years called me and asked what I was doing on Wednesday-Friday. Honestly, I had nothing planned until late Friday. She asked if she and her husband Smitty could come to visit Wayne and I. ABSOLUTELY! I was so excited that she and her husband would be coming to see me. Although, March in NH is not a very good time for doing any thing fun Kathy did not mind. As she said "I am coming up to visit with you and Wayne". As soon as I saw her I felt as though we were just young girls again. We had so much to talk about and that was great! It was such fun learning about my uncles, Aunts and cousins that I have very little memory of. She brought me lots and lots of photos and although I could not remember the faces or even most of the people I had a blast learning who they were . Kathy gave me these photos and I intend to put them in the book that she also gave me. My visit with Kathy was such a joy! Wayne and I are planning to go to NJ to visit with her and Smitty in the summer. We are also hoping to meet some more of my family.
I am so sorry that I let life get too busy and get in my way from keeping me away from my extended family. I may not be able to go back and change things but I have every intention of going forward to make up for lost time.
Here are a few photos that were taken during our very short visit.
Kathy, Jennifer(my daughter) and me.
Me & Kathy
Wayne & Kathy
Smitty sleeping due to the long trip up. here. :)
I hope that you will connect with your long lost family. It is one of the many regrets that I now get to scratch off of my shoulda,coulda,woulda list .
Keep Smiling. :)