Happy Monday: Gosh..we need to catch up!

Good morning my friends! It’s been a while! I have been rather busy and frankly full of deep thoughts throughout the past few weeks. But today I am in high spirits and welcome this new day. So much so that the photos I am including in this post were taken this morning after dropping off my boys to their schools. This first photo is such a beauty. I like that you can see all the detail including little imperfections.  The color is amazing – it looks like someone painted a yellow flower with red. This one I grew from seed and since the weather is still going strong, they keep on blooming.

Apollo’s birthday was a success and I will share a few photos later this week. Now I am preparing for Nick’s birthday which is this Friday and he is turning 14!! What? How did that happen? I mean really, I don’t believe it. Top that off with the fact that he will be my height in a minute!  So no big party plans but a nice intimate dinner out and maybe we will catch a movie as a family to celebrate.

The Celebration of Life service for my cousin, Frank Buntin was amazing. For a wonderful man whose life was cut short, there was so much love in the room you could feel it. People from all over flew in to share stories and photos about my cousin Frank. I saw my mother’s brother (Frank’s dad) who is the last living Buntin of that generation.  Although many of my family could not make it, I did catch up with some cousins I haven’t seen in years.Despite the sadness, we all cherished the opportunity to catch up with each other and reconnect. I know that my cousin smiled on that day watching us all gather together. Especially since my generation has been awful about family reunions. So I am hoping we can all aim to change that now that we have been given another chance.
This last photo is of Frank’s younger brothers. I remember them when they were babies and now I felt so small standing there with them. My renewed interest and work in genealogy only made this day more precious.

Although there were somber moments, I was glad we decided to take the boys because it was important for them to see my family and meet some new cousins. For them, I will push to keep the contact going so they will feel a closer connection.

Well, I am back and will begin playing catch up on all the work and posts that I have backlogged.  I hope you all have a beautiful day and before I go I will leave you with one more beautiful photo from my garden.Dalhia’s…can’t get enough of them and love that they are still blooming in my garden.

Have a blessed day and keep family close to your heart.

Belinda

Comments

  1. I am very sorry for your loss. I’m glad you could make something positive out of the day.

    • Thanks, Joan. It was so special to see cousins I haven’t seen in so many years. We exchanged contact information so I hope to be better about keeping in touch.

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