Thursday, July 24, 2008

Country Roads Take Me Home......

Last weekend, Lily, Graeme and I traveled to West Virginia. After an illness, my Aunt Janice had passed away. My mother was flying in from Louisiana and I just needed to be there for her. This was Graeme's first road trip since coming home and his first nights away from Wes. It was also the first time that he stayed with anyone other than Wes or I (while I attended the funeral)....THANKS Summer and Forest!! It is kind of sad when families get so spread out that the only time we really get together are for sad occasions. It was also a blessing. Many of my family members from West Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland and North Carolina were able to meet Graeme. I really hate the reason we were all together but at the same time, there is just a since of coming home when you are at Aunt Joyce's house with all of the cousins. I have many happy memories of listening to my Mom and her 4 sisters tell stories of their childhood while in that house as a child, teenager, young adult and even more from this weekend. Graeme was his usual charming self and won everyone over rather quickly. Lily enjoyed her time as well and now tries to list everyone we were with when she says her blessings at the end of prayers at night. It is fun listening to all that she remembers. I hope we can all get together soon for a happy occasion and include more of the family that did not get to come.

Aunt Erma, Aunt Joyce, and Mom

Erms and Graeme

He is just so darn cute!

Terry, Gail, me, Karen and David (my cousins)

Aunt Joyce with her 4 children and 3 grandchildren

Graeme, Lily, Forest and Summer (Graeme's first babysitters)!


Rachel said...

Graeme has such a great smile! He seems really happy :)

FHL said...

Oh Margaret, I'm so sorry to read that your Aunt Janice passed away. Sending a hug and I'm glad you were able to spend some cherished moments with your family.

OH MY #6 said...

oh dear, I am so sorry.