Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reconnecting with Family

You know people can say what they want about Facebook and social networking, but today it made me happy to be very honest. See out of the blue I was looking at Facebook on my cellphone and scrolled through the "Friends You Might Know" list. There out of nowhere was my Aunt Carol. Now for months I tried to see if any of my family was on Facebook, but could not find anyone. As I look through her friends list I saw family members I haven't seen since my mother passed away 10 years ago. Interesting with the fact that I would find them on my grandmothers birthday. She turned about 97 years old today. I say "about" because somewhere along the lines of my getting old I lost count.

I have been so excited about finding everyone that I couldn't wait to get home and finishing sending my requests. Was even happier to see them accepting my requests one-by-one. I looked through photos and thought about how much I do miss everyone. Here in Mobile, AL it's just me, my sister, and our children (not to take away from the big man in my life who I love and adore). We are miles away from the baby showers. Family dinners and parties. I find myself thinking about things back in the day when my mother was alive. Those were good times.

I hope that my family will stay in touch. Say "Hello" from time to time. Maybe even take time out to read my blogs to see what we are into down here. And maybe, just maybe, come visit. I mean really visit. Not come to live for real, but come and see what makes me want to stay so much. But until then I will just see them in a few months when we make that annual trip back home. :-)

Photos of my mother, Eleanor Marlene Holmes:
Since she is so heavily on my mind, I thought it would be a good idea to show some pictures of the woman who made me the woman that I am. RIP Mom!!