Thursday, March 20, 2008

My Family Just Got Bigger

This may sound odd, but I know that a family member, who has not been in contact with me very often in my real life, reads this blog about once a week. I think it is an uncle, but I cannot be sure. I wish the mystery person felt okay about commenting.

On that note, I met a long lost cousin today and it was great. We reminisced and had a wonderful visit. I remembered her only as a little blond haired blue eyed girl. I recall wanting her to be at my Mawmaw's house when I went to visit. One time we got in major trouble for going to a creek and finding a snake. We have been out of contact for decades. She grew into a lovely woman and I am glad I overcame my nervousness to reconnect with her today. Families are strange creatures and ours is right up there in the weirdness rankings. I had to remind myself that we were the children when it all fell apart. It is wonderful to let go of the last generation's rancor. It felt like building a bridge back into a part of my family.

Very happy to see you S. Feel free to comment L + mystery uncle.

Thanks you sister#2 for making it all possible. Thank you sister#3 for your support. Thanks to Jack and Eman for your adorable cuteness and ice breaking abilities.


  1. We had a family reunion last year with people hubby hadn't seen for nearly 50 years. It was a great day and nice to add some more people to the clan!

    Have a great Easter!

  2. Debbie, I'm so glad you found her too. Our family has rancor also, but I would like to find some thru my blog. Hope your uncle comments someday.~~Dee

  3. Good morning ladies. Thank you for your support. It still feels good this morning. It is nice to know others deals with similar issues. I had no idea what this little garden/kid blog was going to turn into when I started this.

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  5. Aunt Debbi, I have been reading through your blog and to say it is wonderful, is an understatement. I am so glad we have finally met again. I will be spending a lot of time keeping up with everyone. You are such a joy and I am so happy you are back in my life! L and I are looking forward to getting together at the cousins reunion and spending some quality time with those we have missed.

  6. Hey Susie. Glad you stopped by. The visit was wonderful. Happy Easter.