29 May 2014
Throwback Thursday Stories
I am going to link up today with The Mom Creative for Throwback Thursday Stories. I love this idea, and will try to do it every Thursday.
From left to right are: my eldest brother Bill, my third-eldest brother Joe, my nephew Dominick, my dad, my niece Lilliana, me holding my niece Scarlett, and my second-eldest brother Mike (Mike is dad to Dominick, Lilliana and Scarlett).
This was the first time that all of us had ever been in a room together. It was the first time that I had been with my dad and all three brothers together since my mom passed away in October 2000. The photo is bittersweet to me now, because I wonder if we will all get a chance to spend another Christmas together. Between my demanding retail job, and the fact that Bill now lives in another country (he's worse than I am - I'll pack up and move to another state. He packed up and moved to Guatemala). Next year will be Dominick's last year of high school, and after that, who knows where he will go to start his own life as a grown-up?
I adore this photo. And the fact that one time, we were all able to get together.