On Going Home
I am not a native Californian, I am not even an American citizen though I am in the US legally. As much as I love where I live now here in the Bay Area, I still get homesick for my family back in Quebec especially since my sister has my only niece and nephew. So at least once a year I head cross country and spend a precious week catching up with everyones lives, but mostly I get to wonder at the miracle of Addie and Owen. I won’t go into details but my sister was pregnant 6 years in a row and there was tremendous heartache at each loss and then incredible joy with each birth. Having children wasn’t in the cards for me so I am able to live vicariously through my sister and am constantly blown away by what a great mother she is, of course she got the best training from our own mother.
I am blessed to have such an amazing family that I get to visit and I miss them all terribly when I am gone but that is the bitter and the sweet of life.