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September 16, 2012 § 13 Comments

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Don’t you love it when life is so busy and happy that all you have time to do is live it!? Yes, indeed!

Thoughts from the Unexpected Plane

January 10, 2011 § 4 Comments

Picture this:

I am standing in the aisle, typing, my mac propped up on the top of the back of my seat. Got it?

8 hours to Philadelphia – 2 1/2 to Orlando – I can’t sit anymore. I feel like I have been run over by a truck.

This is an unexpected plane.

My grandfather has died. He was cantankerous, comical and quick. Quick-witted, not walking. He raised 5 amazing children.  The eldest of which is my father.  I could not be more thankful.

At the top of my grateful list is family.  I am biased – but I have the best.

I never laugh so hard, smile so big, or can be so real with anyone else. Thanksgivings at Granddaddy’s are legendary.

But I am now leaving a part of my family in Spain too.

I am leaving Madrid to get back on the emotional roller coaster that is:



If you knew this was the ride, would you still get on?

I would. Every time.

I know it will be hard when I go back. It always is.

I wanted to stay. I want my grandfather to still be alive and I want to feel settled in Madrid.

But honestly if it stays the way it is, I am okay with that too.

Missing means you love something. Someone. Some place.

If I am here and miss there – and there and miss here – then I love and am loved more than most.

I’ll take the back and forth, the up and down.

I hope those I love will take it too.

I have hugs waiting for me on both sides of the Atlantic.

Some thing are expected.

They’re HERE!!!

December 28, 2010 § 2 Comments

My family is here! My family is here!

Dad, Mom and Brother hopped the pond to visit me!

The BEST Christmas gift EVER!

Our last family excursion out of the U.S.

Excuse me while I soak them in and immerse them in Madrid.

I’ll be back with reports of ham eating and wine drinking.

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