To keep this simple, I won’t waffle on about whatever or get side-tracked like I usually do, I figured I would pick the few favourite things and write about them, not too difficult as I’m using one of the right now…
Although it wasn’t in the best of circumstances, it was good to see a side of my family that I hadn’t seen for around 30 years. Yeah I know, that may make me sound old, but I’m only 38 (and for those that say that’s old, better kill yourself now) and to cut a long story short, my parents divorced when I was 4.
Anyway, my aunty and uncle came to pick us up to go to another uncles house to go from to my Grandads funeral, that was when I got to see aunties and uncles that I hadn’t seen for so long. Being my dad’s side of the family and me losing touch with him about 18 years ago, it meant I pretty much lost touch with the rest of that side of my family for that amount of time.
I was a bit nervous about seeing them, but as the day went on, it got easier. It was great to see my half-brothers and sister as the last time I saw them, they were still kids (I’m only 9 years older than my oldest half-brother, but he wasn’t at home when I last visited my dad), not only that, a whole bunch of cousins too. As it was time to get home, I had one of those ‘feel-10-years-old’ moments when my aunt said, “We still love you, you know!”, I didn’t know what to say or think, but it felt good to hear it.
I’ll be seeing them again in a few weeks as a kind of meetup and hopefully on more occassions, not just for my sake, but for my kids too to know that they have more family than they think.