Sunday, January 11, 2009
Yesterday we finally had our Mosey family Christmas. The weather was horrible but it was fun getting together. We had a good turn out. The only sibling missing was sister Sue. It was our first Christmas without Dad. There were many empty feelings for me yesterday. It was hard and sad. Mom seems to be doing well.
The biggest story of the day was the weather. The forecast was calling for a "winter storm warning". Predictions of 7 or more inches came true. We got to my sister's in pretty good fashion. It took us about an hour more than usual. It normally takes about 2 1/3 hours. Coming home was a much different story. The roads were completely snow covered and slippery. You could not tell where the lanes were, shoulders, etc. It was best just to stay behind the person in front of you. This was the first time since Dennis had his surgery that he drove. I am glad he drove but I was a nervous wreck with the roads they way they were. We left Jenison about 6 and didn't get home until 11. We did stop for a short while to have a quick bite to eat. But was it worth it? You betcha. Often times it is too easy to ditch plans with family and take them for granted. I am here to tell you that family is too important. If there is an opportunity to get together, you should take it. Make the time somehow. You just never know. Who knew that when we had our family reunion in May that it would be Dad's last?
My niece and her husband with baby Lexa. It was good to see a baby in the family again. I hope by the time the reunion comes around in IL that we will meet Noah the latest addition to the family. My mother-in-law had a theory. When someone dies in the family, the next one born will be of the same gender. An example to prove this was my dad passing away and the next baby born was a boy. Does it work every time. Probably not but it is interesting to see it play out.
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