Tuesday, February 08, 2005

I have been missing my relatives lately, especially my grandma and Horak (my dad's sister). They live in California but it may well as be Armenia. Which is where my family is from and where I was born. If you don't already know.

I have been reading on various blogs about people being able to spend time with grandparents and various extended family members and I long for that. I do speak with my grandmother and other relatives frequently, but its not the same.

I don't know if it has to do with a deeper connection to ones ancestral homeland. But outside of my culture and most non too assimilated families, I have not seen that affinity to have frequent get togethers with family.

I miss the days of dinners with my extended family and seeing my cousins. Of hanging out and watching a movie or going to the mall. Of getting underneath feet in the kitchen. I don't know if that will be in my future anytime soon.

Hopefully I'll be able to visit with my parents this weekend. Haven't seen them since the beginning of January. With the storm, Niel's back, my dad's back, and my mom having the flu it's been impossible to visit until now.

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9 comments:

Leslie said...

What a great photo, Ani.

I know how hard it is to be away from family like that -- I've always felt that I missed out a bit on my family in Hawaii. :( But I'm glad that A and H have both sets of grandparents close by.

Perhaps you'll have to come out to Cali to see them? And then see us too? :)

foodiechickie said...

Yes if Niel and I have any kidlets they definetly would have grandparents who would be over the moon about hem. I hope to visit them this year and that sounds real nice:) Thank you.

Giao said...

Ani, I can sympathize with you! My relatives are now far flung around the country, but my favorite memories as a kid are always when we all got together for meals on occasional weekends and the big dinner holidays. We all need to strike it rich somehow so we can jet around without a care and reconnect with our loved people on a regular basis! =)

foodiechickie said...

Here here!

Jesser said...

I know how that was. I went 6 years without living near any family at all. I'm so glad to be home. Hope you can work a trip soon! Jet Blue is offering some great fares.

foodiechickie said...

Thanks Jess:)

Lisa said...

I miss my extended family too....Since my mom died we all just arn't as close. It can really suck! How fun this weekend!

foodiechickie said...

I guess your mom was the glue. I am sorry:(

Isa I said...

how was dinner with your parents? were are they going for vacation?