Saturday, July 29, 2006


It's party time! Woo hoo. Summer is great. And along with summer comes family reunions. Yeeessss! A time to go and see relatives you have not seen in over 30 years. They have changed, and I have changed ( a lot) I'm so much more than I was 30 years ago! I'm a bigger person(not better). Yes I've added a lot of weight to this family photo. I have gained, a son-inlaw, a daughter in-law, and a cute baby grand child. I have also lost a few. An ex husband! That's a lot of weight there. But I have also gained weight on my own body. As well as wrinkles and gray hairs.( which I try to disguise). As I set off for this family reunion, I secretly hope that my cousins have gone bald, got wrinkles, gray hair, and missing some teeth. Whoops, sorry. How vain is that! I know that time does that to people. Okay maybe not the missing teeth. But the aging does happen to us all. So why am I so self concious? It's because......??? I guess that....???? I'm afraid to admit......???? that well... I'm getting old. Yes a reunion reminds us of that fact. When we see uncle so and so and think" wow he sure has aged." Or auntie so and so surely must have had some plastic surgery. She looks fantastic." Or we just put on the false , fake, " oh you haven't changed a bit" when in actual fact people are saying in their minds " has she ever gained the pounds" or" I know she's had a boob job." Any way. This family reuion should be a blast. My family is more real than that. I think. So I will be there saying all the things I'm suppose to and hoping everyone else does the same.

8 comments:

Jen said...

Have fun! I wish we could have made it there to meet all the family.

Pat Miller said...

It will be great fun

Imran said...

Have a great time! Everybody ages, unfortunately, but definitely wiser whether we realize it or not.

Here, we have "family reunion" almost every weekend when somebody's child or grandchild, cousin... gets married.

A reunion of the people and relations from the old village we used to live long ago.

Interesting to see how people gracefully age and learn their good secrets to stay healthy and happy.

Michelle said...

Have a grand time. When you get home, your little boy shall soon follow.

classic kim said...

i hope you have an awesome reunion!

and please know that you are suuuuch a beautiful and loving woman!!! you definitely do NOT look like you should be a grandma, although im sure you're ecstatic that you are! and the kindness you have shown me since i've known you personally is soooooo encouraging. i really do miss working with you!!

:)

keith said...

Sounds like you and I are about the same age!! I try to skip the family reunions with the way my health is.

Have fun at yours!

kelle said...

Hope you had a wonderful time!

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