Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy :o)

I went to work this morning, then left at a little before 9:30 a.m. to go meet my stepsister, Cindy, for breakfast at Denny's. This may sound like nothing special to the rest of you.... Let me explain why it was such a BIG DEAL to me:

I have not seen Cindy in person since right after my mom passed away in December 1995. So it's been a VERY long 14+ years... For a couple of years now, I have been back in touch with her, my other stepsister Sandra, and my stepbrother Scott. Say what you will about Facebook, but I still think it's FANTASTIC!

I was nervous about seeing her at first. And when I saw her, she told me "You couldn't look more like your mama if you tried!" I take it as a compliment. I don't mind looking like my mom. :o) And I cried when I hugged her. Not a teary, mess up your makeup kind of cry, but a cry nonetheless....

And then, once we sat down and really started talking, it was like we had just seen each other 14 days ago instead of 14 years ago. Plus, Robert and Evan came to meet us for breakfast, so Evan got to meet his "Aunt Cindy" for the very first time!

I am hoping that sometime later on this summer, we will be able to see Sandra and Scott as well. That's when I feel like "all will be right with the world". I don't want to dwell on why we went so long without seeing one another. Hurt feelings, water under the bridge, whatever... None of that matters anymore.

So, if you're thinking about meeting up with a long lost friend or family member that you haven't seen in quite some time..... DO IT ALREADY! Family reunions ROCK! (Even if they only include a couple of members, and even if they only last an hour or so.... ;o)