My mother has been single for over 10 years. Of course she has dated but no keepers. That is until she meet Glen. They have been dating now for about a year and a half. They are blissfully happy and have decided to get married. The date is November 21. I am flying home to MI in the morning and staying for 10 days. I'm very excited to get up north and even more excited for them.
We will have the chance to reconnect to relatives we haven't seen in a long time. I haven't seen two of my mom's brothers for maybe 10 or more years. There is one person that I can't wait to see.
On Christmas of 1985 my mom's brother Bill and his wife Karen awoke to the smell of smoke. Their home was on fire. Karen ran to the neighbors for help while Bill tried to get their daughters, Ruth and Rachael. The girls were just a little older than I was. I was turning four in few days. Smoke had filled the house. Bill and the girls never made it out of the house. Karen lost her family that night. We lost three very special people but we didn't lose Karen. Though, technically, she was no longer our Aunt, we never stopped calling her Aunt Karen. We kept in touch for many years. She found new love and started a new family. She was able to find happiness after the worst tragedy that one can endure. Many years have gone by since we last saw her but on the 21st she will be playing her violin at my mothers wedding. We are all so happy to have her back in our lives.
It's going to be a wonderful weekend!