"An-ti-ci-pa-tion" the way Carly Simon sang it sounded marvelous.

I am enjoying the anticipation of a long overdue visit with my brother. Always our family has been close - you know, the kind of close that means we call one another, criss-crossing the country with our phone calls.

My sister Lynda and I are on the phone at least three times a week. Same with my brother Lawrence. Cousins, too. We might not see one another often, but we remain connected. Thank goodness for VOIP and lots of cell phone minutes!

We are grounded in the safety net we provide for one another. We've been through births and weddings and graduations and adventures. We've also shared illnesses, deaths, divorces and life's disappointments more often over the phone than in person.

But for the next 2 weeks I will have the distinct pleasure of sharing face-time with my Bro - and taking him all around Colorado yet again. Each time he visits he sees more of my favorite places. And always, the laughs and memories we share are gifts to be savored.

Delicious ... this anticipation.† Sing it Carly!

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4 Responses to “Anticipation”

  1. Samantha says:

    That's so great, Maryjo! Have fun!

  2. Fay Ulanoff says:

    Family time is something you never get back
    Because they beome your memories

  3. Helen Colella says:

    What a nice treat for both of you.
    You'll have a fantastic visit!
    Enjoy the love.

  4. Thanks Sam, Fay, and Helen!
    This is a real treat for us - and of course, Fred is the consummate host. It feels just awesome to have Lawrence here! 🙂

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