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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Good day today--Kind of heavy post though.

Even though the skies looked a bit wicked. This was taken at my house. In the country (driving home from my sister's) the clouds looked like they had streaks from the clouds to the ground. Kind of hard to see here.
Newport ornamental plum is still blooming.
Pear tree has some blooms.
Was able to get together with most of my family. My nephew that I haven't seen for years was also there. He had run away and joined the carnival about 18 years ago. No joke. His sisters, brother, mom and dad has seen him once in awhile. Rough around the edges, but was on his best behavior today. I see him on FB sometimes and he can be very rough. I don't go to his page as I would rather not see that side of him Even though I KNOW that it exists.  Actually he showed a lot of his old behavior today. A little show off at times. But mainly showed his caring about his family (us) side. Good to see him after so many years. As bad as it sounds I don't know if I can completely trust him. But still love him. Talk to him sometimes on FB. Told him that he hurt a lot of us when he ran off. But that I love him and am so glad that he is back in our lives at least part of the year. O.K. I know that I am getting into a pretty heavy subject. But it is a part of our family history. People do run away and join the circus/carnival. I remember the little boy that I use to take places. He was so innocent then. lol. Forget that they don't stay the same age when you don't see them for years. But anyway it was a good day. Hugs, Teresa


  1. Lovely that he can come back, and be welcomed and accepted. And no, since caused all that pain, I don't know that I would be able to fully trust him again. And the rough side is as much a part of him now as the man on his best behaviour.

    And I love that someone that I know (in the blogosphere at least) has a relative that ran away to join the circus. My youngest brother used to threaten to run away to a nearby camping ground and 'steal food from the campers' but he never followed through.

  2. I've never heard of anyone actually running away to join the circus til now.
    Families can be hard work. The dynamics of all those separate ideals and characteristics make for a bumpy ride at times. You are doing the right thing, keeping one thing consistent in that you love him no matter what. Sometimes it's the only thing you can do. I guess with age he will realise how selfish he was to put his family through this and learn from it.

    all the best to you and yours =0)

  3. Teresa, glad you are reconnecting with this young man. Families have all sorts in them, you can't pick your family only your friends. Sometimes the ones you love cause you the most pain, hopefully he will see the pain he caused and will still feel all the love you have for him.

  4. Teresa-I am so glad you found me...and by backlinking I have found you back. We have a family member that has been like that most of his life. His lifestyle finally caught up with him and he suffered some serious consequences. Here's the good part-it completely turned him around and brought him to his knees, literally. A miracle has changed his life and he is a different person today than he used to be. There is always hope that the young man you used to know is under all that crap he carries around with him. Blessings- xo Diana ps. I am your newest follower.

  5. Teresa! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leading me here to yours! How do you do!
    I suppose nephew is following his dreams in his own way..hard for folks to understand the path our children take but I suppose what's important is he is healthy and happy..I would think. Keep that light open in your heart.Family is family. Best wishes to you. Anna

  6. I guess we all follow a different path in life, where would the circus be if no one joined...

    I love the line above, family is family, so true.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams


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