Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reconnecting




I was going to wait until school starts to continue blogging...but I have news.  I had dinner tonight with my brother who I haven't seen in 17 years.  He sent me a friend request on Facebook.  Most of my family I have no intention of speaking to ever again, but my brother and I got along pretty well.  It wasn't nearly as awkward as I thought it would be...   

15 comments:

Vince said...

You have my best wishes on that.

John said...

Tough situation Jen, but I'm glad it went well tonight and it was good to hear from you.

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm so pleased you are in contact with your brother again. 17 years is a long time.

Brian Miller said...

nice. very cool you reconnected after so long...hope it continues to go well...

Bubbie said...

Why do you not want to talk to other family members? My 'fight' with my best friend/sister was, of course, over her fear of money when my Mother named me executor of her estate (which is now changed, of course). Looking forward to the rest of your story, Jen.

Sage said...

Hey, you're missed, but glad to hear that you reconnected with your brother. After 17 years, I can't imagine that.

buffalodick said...

I'm all for healing old wounds...

Christiejolu said...

Thats great! I am happy for you!

Jen said...

@Vince: Thanks. Send any and all good vibes and best wishes my way. I can use them.

@John: It's good to still get comments from all of you guys.

@LL Cool Joe: A very long time, but somehow seems like yesterday...

@Brian Miller: Thank you for visiting. Me, too.

@Bubbie: We are/were a very dysfunctional family. The people that are supposed to be my support system are the ones that made my life hell...with a few exceptions.

@Sage: I missed you guys, too.

@buffalodick: He might be the only person who truly understands...he was there...

@Christiejolu: Thanks. I'm happy for me, too. I missed my brother.

Anita said...

Perhaps this is the beginning of something very good. I hope so.
Welcome back to the blogoshere!

gayle said...

Hope you and your brother get closer and closer!!

Jen said...

@Anita: I hope so, too. I won't wait another 17 years.

@gayle: We'll see what happens...

Rebecca S. said...

Hoo boy. I hope you can maintain some kind of positive connection. Sometimes that is all we can hope for. Happy New Year, Jen.

Kathryn said...

I'm really happy for you, Jen! That's such a sweet photo...perfect for this post. I hope this is a sign for you that you and your bro can remain close.

Jen said...

@Rebecca S.: I think we can. Maybe I'll visit him on my next road trip. Happy New Year to you, too.

@Kathryn: Photobucket is a blogger's best friend.

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