My GA Family
Me and my cousin Julie....we were best buds when we were kids, almost inseparable. I haven't seen her in probably 10 years....it was so sweet catching up with her and meeting 2 of her 3 kiddo's
Cody and his Nammy
More relaxing by my Aunt Vicki, cousin Leslie and Nana, being in my nana and granddaddy's back yard is like being in a botanical garden.
Cody and my cousins son, Ryan, the two of them were two peas in a pod
Me and my Mee-mee, it was so good to see her. She is my daddy's mom and hasn't been doing well. We spent the afternoon with her and it was such a wonderful time.
After spending 4 days in GA we loaded the car with my mom and dad and headed south to FL where we spent a couple of days with my sister and her family and then a few days with my mom and dad. It was such a nice time. Cody hung out with my sister's kids, we swam, shopped, visited some of our favorite restaurants, I had a latte in my favorite coffee shop, we spent an afternoon at Downtown Disney with my parents and got fully saturated with the heat and humidity of central FL. There were some emotional moments that were reminders of the preciousness of life and family. I was reminded of how much I miss the closeness I used to share with my family. Being so far away is difficult, the distance and lack of frequent contact inevitably creates voids. Voids that make your heart ache for what used to be. Life doesn't stop just because you are not there. There is a moving on so to speak which can be difficult to digest. Saying goodbye was just gut-wrenching mainly because I love my family so very deeply and while I see the goodness God has brought in the life of our family since moving I hate the fact that the more time we are separated from our family the greater the emotional distance becomes. Nevertheless, our time in FL was treasured and we are still glowing in the warmth of being with all of our family.
Soooo, that was a recap of our adventure to the east coast. I didn't get one pic of me and my sister. I just can't believe that we missed that one but then she and I are usually the photographers of the bunch. We don't know when our next trip back will be given that this year is full of LOTS and LOTS of stuff....but we can't wait until we can visit again.
TO OUR GA and FL family and friends.....thanks so much for loving on us and all the special things you did to make our visit THE BEST!!!!