The winter just seems to drag on this time of year… it is especially hard on older people, my mother included. After the stress & myriad of medical appointments treating her lung cancer I thought she needed to get away.
Her older brother is living the retirement life in Florida so we hopped on a plane and address need for a week.
It’s been 3 years since my mom last saw her brother & over 10 years since I saw him! It has been so good to reconnect with him, my aunt & 2 cousins.
Our 1st evening was spent going down memory lane. I saw photos of my mom as a young woman in her early 20’s for the first time! And a photo of my grandfather, who I’ve never had the chance to meet.
Family can be complicated, can be messy but no matter the dynamic family is precious.
My aunt & uncle on their wedding day 1953.
My mom helping her soon to be sister-in-law with the wedding veil.
My aunt the and her bridesmaids, my mom is the tall blonde.
My mom (84) and her brother (88) today.