May 22, 2011

Travelling Again

I'm back at Sydney Airport. The third time in 10 weeks.

You'd think I would now be a seasoned traveller. But alas I'm just a country hick.

I've forgotten my toothbrush, my deodorant, my long black socks, the headphones for my Ipod and my blingy headband I wanted to wear tommorrow.

I'm obviously going shopping in the morning.

Unfortunately this trip is not a happy blogging experience. My sweet, gentle Nanna has passed away at the age of 92. I'm heading home for her funeral and a reunion that will be epic.

You see, I have a very big family. Mum has 2 sisters and 3 brothers. And I have so many cousins, possibly millions. And they have partners and kids ecetera.

I can't remember the last time we were all together. I mean all of us. Possibly when Pop died and that was over 20 years ago.

It's such a bittersweet reason for all of us to be together. I wish it was a more of a happy time...

But I kind of think how happy Nanna would be knowing HER family are all together.

I'm really missing my kids today. I've felt a bit teary all day, seeing little ones with their parents at the airport and at the train station.

I suppose it has to do with the reason for this trip.

It's nice to get away, but I can't wait to get home to them ♥

13 comments:

Amy said...

Sorry to hear of the passing of your Nan. She certainly had a good innings at 92 years old.

My thoughts are with your family

Catch the Kids said...

I have a large family too. I know how nice it is to all see each other. So sad about your Nan, but I'm sure she's watching and enjoying the family reminiscing.

CRAP Mamma said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Nan. I'm sure she'd be so happy that the whole family were getting together to celebrate her life though. I hope it's a nice catch up at least. Safe travels home, Jacqui x

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

thinking of you, beautiful.

xx

Last time I saw all my cousins was at my Nannas funeral... three weeks after my grandfathers. :(

Lana from Farm Life Lessons said...

Sounds like a beautiful, long life to be celebrated. She sure had a great chain reaction to help grow such an awesome, large family!!
A life to toast!

Lana from Farm Life Lessons

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Nanna's passing. How wonderful you got to have her in your life for 92 years!

Safe travel home.

Olive said...

Sorry to hear about your sad loss.

It seems to be the way it is, every one comes together for funerals and weddings, then they all go home again and life goes on.

Keep your chin up, I'm sure your Gran will be watching over you.

Dreaming said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. But, your Nanna will probably be laughing along with all of you as you recall great times you all had with her!

Annette Piper said...

So sorry about the reason for your journey, but it is the only time we seem to gather family together in such vast quantities these days.

Naomi said...

Sorry to hear that your Nan has passed away. I know how much you care about her and hope that you can get some time to process your thoughts and feelings a little more. I hope you enjoy your time catching up with family and laugh and cry and laugh and cry some more. Thinking of you gorgeous lady. Naomi x

brismod said...

Oh. That is such a sad reason for your trip. I hope being with your extended family will give you some comfort. Take it easy. xx

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Kellyansapansa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Nanna. On a lighter note, I travel frequently for work, but it doesn't matter how often I travel, I always forget at least one thing!