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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Family


The most important issue for me these days is my family. It seems that the older we get the more we want to call one another and just talk about what is going on in our lives. I like that.

I hate to say it, but we seemed to have come together more in the last year of our father's life. Everyone pitched in to help Dad. My nephews, the sons of my favorite sister, were particularly helpful. Their sister helped but was away on an important mission -- completing her university degree. I am so proud of those kids.

My favorite (and only) sister has with my brother-in-law raised 3 terrific kids. When the kids were younger (and even now) they were so polite that they asked permission to get a drink of water from the kitchen. Dad use to drive them around to friends and family not just because he helped my sister with watching them, he loved them and wanted to "show them off".

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My recent absence from my blog was due to 2 major "stressors". One was the fifteen days that Budd was away checking out Ajijic, Jalisco, MX. We have not been apart for any extended period of time in the 17 years of our "relationship". The other stressor was the first anniversary of Dad's death. I miss him and I still cry.

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Family. If you are not close, if you hold grudges and never talk, and if you lack any amity your life will have a big hole in it. And, I weep for you.

Family. How very blessed we are!

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