My days in Spain ended yesterday on a journey of a month, I left the beginning of May and returned June 2nd. So I had taken my laptop with me in hopes to update my experience in Spain, my home town, however that did not happen. I have taken photos that I will share once I have shared them with my family stateside. I had this vision of revisiting old friends going places, and I ended up spending the majority of my time with family. I found a tremendous amount of value in sharing dialogue, with family and coming to understand my roots, my blood. I wanted to participate in the massive DGF reunion however it had come and gone. I hope all of the DGFers are doing fantastic, that you had a tremendous time visiting such a beautiful country. It would have been nice to have seen,chatted with fellow classmates, I envisioned one visit, and I experienced one on a whole other level.
So I am excited to be on this travel adventure of my birth place, to enjoy re visiting my family(mom’s side) and getting to share this experience with my brother and his wife! It has been 5 years since I have been back so I am thrilled at the opportunity again. I really would like to know more about my grandparents in Spain, and their parents. I want to know more about my aunt, uncles, and cousins lives, then and now, what their opinions are about the state of the globe, and their neigh-boring countries. It is amazing to see how genealogy plays out through generations. I look at my parents, myself, nieces, nephews,my siblings and wonder who’s past souls we mimic in our family tree. I am in awe of our human species, I just want us to operate at our higher abilities.
There is the massive 3 decade( 60’s, 70’s + 80’s) school reunion taking place in Spain as well ! Looking forward to it all !
My father, along with other family, met up in Washington D.C. for my cousin Mike’s memorial, March 14th. It is hard to believe a year has come and gone. My cousin was a son and a husband. I would have loved to have had talks,discussions with Mike. Since I do not have children, I can not process what the loss of a child does to a parent. My uncle Dean has had to experience his first year. I have shared my sister-in-laws experience with death as well. Is the effect of loss the same, or is there a difference between losing a parent, child, sibling, partner, niece or nephew, friend? Each relationship is different, and they are all important.
My mother is from the Southern part of Spain. She comes from a big family, 4 sisters and 5 brothers. Her siblings all have families and kids of their own. I will have to get an actual count one day. I was fortunate enough to go back a couple of years ago with my mother. It was a whole month, but it sure went by fast! I had not been back in over 15 years, my how things have changed. It was a blessing to see my cousins, Aunts and Uncles! Os quiero mucho y pienso en ustedes y la alegria de Espana!