Family Reunion

This was a year ago today!

Dear Sister

Two weeks ago, (on FIFA ’18 soccer final weekend) I travelled with my kids to visit my mother and her side of the family for the first family reunion in eight years. I hadn’t been to the last one, so this was my first one since my grandparents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary a few decades back. I was excited to go, because I knew that the only cousin that I had never met would be there, and because I still hadn’t seen some of my cousins’ additions to the family (wives and children). It was a great chance for my kids to realize that I have a great big family as well (since we moved away from my husband’s country they’ve been missing the dozens of cousins, aunts, and uncles whom they could visit at the drop of a hat), despite the fact that we don’t see each other much at…

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