So my story begins on November 19th, 2014 –
I traveled to Henryville PA for our annual sister’s weekend. I usually leave 1 day before the weekend starts to spend a little time with my sister Josie. We made cute little Christmas ornaments for each of our (6) sisters and Mom –
Friday morning we shared a wonderful visit with coffee (which we usually have over the phone) so being in person was so special.
Around 12 noon Mary Ann, Cathy and our niece Danielle arrived.
So good to see Danielle – she is in the Navy and we are so very proud of her.
So wonderful to see Mary Ann who lives in San Diego Ca. and Cathy in Crofton Md. so as you might know we do not see each other too often.
Wrapping arms around each other felt so good.
We sat and had lunch together just talking about anything and everything. It was wonderful.
The girls on Long Island arrived around 3pm – we are all together, what a wonderful sight. My Mom has to be overwhelmed to see all her daughters together in one place.
Jeanne is with the girls on Long Island – she flew from Idaho, and again so wonderful to see her. She has such a way of showing her love to all she comes in contact with.
Lori, Theresa & Regina and of course Mom live on Long Island – I see them from time to time but again to share time with them is priceless.
We laughed and had separate conversation with each other and all together, we cooked and cleaned and just loved each other – it was wonderful.
On Sunday, we all left around the same time – Mary Ann, Jeanne, Danielle & Cathy all left for BWI where M.A and Jeanne took flights back home.
The rest of us left for Long Island to see my daughter Kristin at her book signing – yes she wrote a book (along with her business partner Dannielle) the book title ”This is a book for Parents of Gay Kids”
I am so proud of Kristin – as my sister Theresa said – “she is a missionary of sorts.” helping kids with this HUGE bulling problem, and just answering questions they might have about life in general.
They have a new project called “The Parent Project” which helps parent and, child who come out to their families. Their book is an amazing reference guide for parent and child to go to for help and answers to questions they might have throughout the process of understanding each other.
Couldn’t be prouder of my daughter. Love you so much.
I continued to spend time with the Long Island girls for 2 more day.
Lots of laughter, tears and eating and of course a glass of wine or 3 just the best time being with my family.
Pete arrived on Tuesday night for the Thanksgiving holiday, so good to see him after 6 days.
We traveled to Brooklyn on Wednesday to be with Kristin and Jenny for Thanksgiving.
Had a wonderful time with them. We watched a few movies, had a great Thanksgiving meal together and then Skyped Alyson our youngest – who lives in LA – so good to see her face – can’t wait to be with her for Christmas (this will be another story)
I have such a warm feeling of contentment and love as I visit with my daughter and daughter-in-law Jenny.
Their home has so much love that you feel it all around you.
Such a beautiful visit.
Pete and I traveled back to Altamont reflecting back on our wonderful visit with everyone.
God Bless you all and I thank you all for the best 8 days of love.