Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Family Reunion.........Yay

The Pearson family will be having their reunion at the end of August. I am so excited. I haven't been to Sanford (NC) to see my family in a long time. I miss them all so much. We watched the Martin Lawrence movie, "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," last month and it made me think of my family. We always have a good time when we're together. Even though I don't get to see all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins as often as I would like they're always in my thoughts and definitely in my heart.

I feel blessed to have my family. There are so many people who don't have that in their lives. I know a few people who don't get along with their family members. A friend of mine told me about someone on her job who hasn't spoken to her sister in over 20 years. I can't imagine that. They make sure that their children have a relationship, but they do not speak. That's crazy to me. I love my sisters. We don't speak every day, but there's no way I could go 20 years without talking to them. Sometimes I look at them and it amazes me that they're grown women with lives of their own. I'm a little older than they are, so I think I had at least a small part in raising them. I'm very proud of the women they have become.

My family life is blessed. I have wonderful children, a husband, my mother is still going strong, my niece is growing up to be a wonderful young lady. That makes me very happy. No one gets along all the time, but it's all about how you get through your problems. Family holds each other down, no matter what. I haven't seen my Sanford, NC family in a while, but theres's no doubt in my mind that they have my back. I definitely have theirs.

I cannot wait to see my folks. I remember when my grandparents had their house in the vineyards and I visited almost every summer. We ate the grapes off the vines and walked around with no shoes on. That red dirt was everywhere. Those are some of my fondest memories. My uncle used to drive the school bus and he would park it in the front yard. One day my cousin, Della, and I were in the bus and I decided I was going to turn the key. The bus started and Della jumped off. LOL! I was in the driver's seat, scared as hell. Luckily, I never touched the gas. Needless to say, we were no longer allowed on the bus.

I have so many good memories when it comes to my family and I hope to continue making more.


Ratique aka Silent Assassin said...

I really want to go but I have to start my first two days of College and I really don't want to do that. When you go just tell everybody that I said Hiiiii and that Im sorry I couldn't make it! I love it down there I use to go down there all the time with my grandma and it was real fun! I LOVE THEM!

Strongblkwmn said...

I'm glad that you chose school. I left the decision up to you and you made the right one. Our family will always be there and they definitely understand why you won't be able to attend.