Getting to see Aunt Mo and her family was one of the greatest gifts I have ever received. Thank you Aunt Judy for making it happen. I realized that even separated by years and great distance and blood and (definitely) political ideology these people are part of me and I am a small part of their family. I realized that I had been carrying around this love and just had not been aware of it.
We have turned a corner and spent time in the joy of each other’s company. I have listened to their stories and told some of my own. I have thrown the ball and squeezed the labrador.