Posted on July 31, 2015
As an emigree, there is one thing in the whole process that I have found really hard. We have no family in the USA. It’s on those days when the world is in collision and you feel like every time you turn around things are not right, that is when you miss the one’s whom you love so much. The family you would typically turn to are no longer there. It is lonely without family, I have to be honest. My family is scattered across the continents. We are here in the USA, my brother is in South Africa, Richard’s sister, brother and mother are now all in Australia. Visiting is something that has not happened often, and it has typically coincided with a business trip. This year seems to be the year for family. In March I was able to spend time with my brother in Nashville. In August my brothers wife will be with us for my sons wedding.
July was the time for Richard’s sister and her husband to visit. Jenny and Kevin were in the USA on a company related trip. And I have to give kuddo’s to Kevin’s boss, I am extremely grateful that he has brought his team to the USA twice now. Jenny and Kevin traveled to a number of places before heading down to Florida. Time with them, for me, was refreshing to my soul. It’s that little bit of home that goes a long, long way.
Amy came home for the weekend so that she could spend time with her aunt and uncle. It was good. Thursday I had to work, and so I dropped them off at the Outlet Mall and picked them up again at the end of my work day. Fridays I do not work. So we planned to head on down to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens down in Miami. I have visited this home before and I loved it. I think I will go again in August when my brothers wife comes out. Each time I have seen something different. Here is our day’s outing at Vizcaya. There is a lot of photo’s but I have done this so that Jenny and Kevin can see them and share their trip with their family back in Australia, and their daughter in England.
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