Saturday, November 3, 2007

Road Trip

A short one, anyway. Today I am going out to my cousin's house in Lansing to visit with my aunt and uncle. They are up from Texas and are going home soon. I saw them last weekend when they came out to my house for a quick visit. We're hoping to spend the day there.

I am looking forward to and dreading it all at the same time. My husband was so much better at keeping in touch with family and friends than I am. That sounds strange because a lot of people usually think the wife is better at those things. I was better at names, birthdays, Christmas cards and he was better at,"Hey have you called Linda recently? We should get together."

My cousin was one of the people that he was constantly asking me if I had contacted. He really liked her and her husband and would say that we should see them more. That it was almost a crime that my cousin lived so close and a year or so would go by without seeing them. We are surrounded by his family. Because I was a transplant from Wisconsin, my family is scattered-with the closest relatives still being in Wisconsin and spread out all the way to both coasts.

Visiting with people who knew him and loved him is always so tough. Going to the places that we always went to together hurts. I have now become an avid weekend hater...those were our times, which are now mostly empty times.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Well, a great today. I'll be posting tomorrow because NanoBloPoMo says so.

10 comments:

haylee said...

God speed, Laura!

Emblita said...

I hope that you will be able to enjoy some of your trip. I'm amazed at your tenacity and strength. And grateful to your friends that keep you going.
Hugs
Embla

Karen MEG said...

Have a nice visit. I'm like you, my husband's always bugging me to keep in touch with friends.
But the good thing is, they are your friends too.

Laurie said...

Have a good visit and safe trip today Laura. You are moving through this by
taking these steps forward, and one of these times is going to end up being a real blessing and turning point for you. I just feel it. And they are being blessed by seeing you.
Just keep being yourself girl, you are a open and honest lady, with lots to share. I hope you find some treasures in this weekend and be open to receive them.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Gina said...

I hope you have a good time, and maybe for a little while you will forget about things.

Cherry said...

I'm terrible at keeping in contact with friends...unless they are on IM, or have a blog, or are good with email. For some reason picking up the phone has become more and more difficult.
The bad thing is that my husband is just as bad, if not worse. He doesn't email or call, and is always saying what a bad cousin/son/brother he is. Which he really isn't.

I hope you have a good visit!

Shari said...

I am glad that you are going out there and seeing people and family. I understand your mixed feelings, but you don't want to miss out on these things, either. I hope you have a safe trip. You are stronger than you think. You are already doing a lot, though you don't see it. God bless.

The Stevens Family said...

I am so sorry for your hurt. I am also sorry for my post. I know, like Laurie, you will have a turning point. I pray for you every day and you make me look at my husband and instead of letting the little things escalate into a fight, I let them go now and realize I should be grateful! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and noticed that the last time you posted was a while ago. Even though I don't know you, my heart breaks for you and I hope you are doing as well as can be expected. You have a gift for writing and I hope you will continue doing so. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Christie

Anonymous said...

Hey - sorry for that crazy comment while ago...I followed a link to this page and thought that was the end of your journal. I'm glad you are still updating and will be thinking of you and yours.

Christie