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They're gone… and follow friday fun

May 17, 2012

I sit here in my blogging space, the lights on low, Eureka on in the background, hubby on the couch,  the kids in bed and my heart just a little sad.

My family was here in Florida, visiting from Germany for the past 10 days. My 73-year-old great-uncle who has never flown,my uncle and aunt who accompanied him here to see us and the life we lead.

They spent their time between our home and my mom’s and we all had so much fun together. We shared so much laughter and told many stories. I loved having them here and only wish it could have been just a little longer. I always feel that way, them leaving here, me leaving there. It never changes.

I cried, when they left, going back to Germany, to their home, not mine anymore. It’s hard when family lives so far and I’m only glad to have my mom and dad here, only a few hours car ride away.

I love my life here and have planted my roots with my own family but still, I miss them. The people I grew up with, share so many memories with and love. No matter what, the love will always be there.

I’m glad, they were here. I’m glad, my great-uncle got to see where and how my mom and I live and how beautiful this place is we now call home. I’m also glad, he got to see the fun times to be had at a Hooter’s. 🙂

Now it’s time to put the sadness away, think of the smiles and laughter and look forward to the next time we’ll see each other, whenever that may be.


Friday is here and so is Hilary with her Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun at Feeling Beachie. Each week she posts four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to send her some statements she would surely appreciate it and if she chooses yours, you could be co-host. So what are you waiting for? Join us for some fun!

This weeks statements are:

1.       I like to avoid ___ if possible

2.       ___ is a virtue I do not have

3.       Sometimes the _____________ are the ______________

4.       I think that _____________ are the best _____________

My answers:

1. I like to avoid driving into down-town Miami if possible. (It’s crazy down there.)

2. Spontaneity is a virtue I do not have. (I prefer to plan things in advance so that there are no surprises.)

3. Sometimes the unexpected, out of the blue things are the most wonderful things ever to happen.

4. I think that spending time with the people you love, having fun and laughing so hard that you cry are the best times ever spent.