So it has been exactly 2 months since I moved back to my home state of California. I’ll admit I didn’t want to come and a big part of me is still urging to go back to the North East. I haven’t been to California in 10 years and even then I didn’t see 97% of my family when I came.
This last week has been relaxing and hard at the same time for me. I have been visited by my parents separately of course, but haven’t seen my father in 12 years and he has never met my children. My mother in 8 years. So it was a enjoyable but kind awkward at the same time. I have just been gone so long.
While my mother was down we decided to visit some of my aunts and uncles, as well as cousins. This just made it a bit harder on me as I met so many people I never even knew existed. I haven’t seen this side of my family since the year 2000, and even then that was for a funeral.
It was great seeing everyone, and all were shocked to see more. After all I am a grown woman now with a family of my own.
Have you ever gone a extended period of time without seeing family?
*** Went to my family reunion and it was a blast, but I do admit that I didn’t know who a few of my cousins were it has just been that long.