Forty-Seven Years (Plus) Later...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Yesterday, a dream partially came true. My two sisters closest in age to me were together and drove up to spend a few hours with me!
The big deal? The last time we were together, they were in early grade school. Mother sent me to live with my dad. Long, very long, story short, we have not been together since that last day so long ago. Since then, we lost two siblings. My older brother died two weeks after that last day while saving another boy's life. One of our younger sisters died suddenly 2 years ago. I never thought I would never see them again.
Our youngest sister wanted to join us but could not get the time off from work.
I learned that Mother, who will turn 79 this week, has the same health issues as our aunt did before she died. In my mind, Mother is still that young 30-something woman who was so powerful back then. I was moved to tears to learn she's suffering. That bridge is unlikely to be mended, by her choice...
But yesterday was all love, tears of joy, hugs and shared memories! I am still euphoric!