craving: laughing with my dad and siblings
I took the above picture sometime in 2007. I got this sign from a Market in Berlin. I was so excited when I saw it in my daughter's room now. These aren't things I would usually get back in Texas, but since I'm away, I try to get all that reminds me of Texas and my family. I sure will always miss my family, even more during the holidays. I only miss the gatherings. My mom used to decorate the house so beautiful. Yep, that's what I miss. Her smile and laughter and cooking. Like I said in another entry, my dad is a very quiet man and all i would see is him smiling at us or watching something on the discovery channel or news.
Can I click my heels together and close my eyes and chant three times.. "There's NO place like Texas," "There's NO place like Texas." And would I end up in Texas now? *sigh* I talked to my sister, Mona, for three hours the other day. We laughed and giggled and cried as always. Talked about the good old days.
Like Mom said, "You marry and you fly away from the nest and you make a new life with your new family." Some words of encouragement would do just great now. Living your life simple, loving without thinking and never giving up in faith in the all Mighty Creator.