Monday, October 12, 2009

Babies! But Babies Grow. Here We Are - Till There We Go

I'm back to the blog, and I'm gonna keep it for myself and not worry about how 'professional' it looks.

This weekend we had a huge family reunion with my mom and her siblings, all of their kids and spouses, all of their kids and my mom's cousins and their kids. We've never had all of us together, and while it was a treat, it was bitter sweet because we were gathering to celebrate my Grandma's life.

I can't even explain what an amazing woman she was and how much of an influence she had on me. I can say without a trace of a doubt that I would not be at Temple without her, and I would not be anything like myself had she not been a part of my life.

A ton of my cousins have been married and had babies since the last time I saw them. There were so many babies at this reunion!
The weirdest part of the whole thing was that I went from Philly to NY by myself. My cousins picked me up and then we met my parents at the reunion. We stayed in the hotel together and Sunday they went home while I went back to Philly.

It was bizarre to like go somewhere to visit with my parents and then go our separate ways. It was kind of surreal to catch up with my parents just like I was catching up with family I haven't seen in years. It made me feel very grown up and independent, but I don't know how I feel about that... This weekend kind of made me miss my parents, sister, brother and Chloe more than I had.

I'm really starting to question what I want to do in the future, and this weekend reminded me of how important it is to consider my family (immediate and extended) when deciding on my next steps.

Fools by The Dodos
Playing Monday Oct. 12, 2009
$12-$14 First Unitarian Church 8pm