It is so nice to be sitting here posting on my blog. It is so nice to be going home.
Please remind me to never leave home for more than a few days, OK? I know I will never go to Europe. I have no tolerance for extended travel.
The trip in a nutshell? Very very very nice. My nephew is a wonderful man. He is married to a wonderful woman. They have three wonderful children. When you stay in someone's home for that long, you really know when someone is REALLY wonderful, or if they are pretending. They are all wonderful. I almost have my great nephews and niece trained to call me "SUPER Great Aunt Mary." If you are already a great, why not a Super Great?
There is so much to write. But I am pressed for time. I am also a little bit scrambled.
But I have to say, I am so grateful for my life today. When you are far from home, you really get some perspective. Man, I have it so good, it is amazing. I have three children and two grandchildren who I love and love me back. I have three brothers and one sister who love me and I love them. Their children are people I love and who love me. And then - I have nearly 24 years of continuous sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous. Holy Cow! What a blessing!!!! I have a great job that I actually like. I am actually affiliate faculty at a prestigious university. I just completed my 4th half marathon and am about to start training for a triathlon. I could go on and on but it would sound like boasting. I wish you could hear me say these things, you would get a feel for how very grateful I am for these blessings in my life.
If I got what I deserved or earned, I would be a bitter old lonely hag - but thanks to the Grace of a Loving God, I get to be a woman who I actually like, love, and respect. It is incredibly wonderful.