So Much To Say

I have an awesome post in my head.

I hope you read it. I want you to read it.

It has the perfect amount of sarcasm and rude comments.

I have so much to say! Yes, I am smiling and laughing.

You  stopped listening to my voice 20 years ago,

But the wonderful thing is, lots of other people still hear me.

Robin’s Essay

After I did not fit into my “step mothers” idea of  family,

{i looked to much like my mother?}

you all found any reason to move me out of the family.

Granted, it was Norman’s {my bio father} idea,

but you went along with it.

This is important….you went along with it,

dragging cousins and friends along with you.

They thought I did something really awful. I didn’t. You know that too.

Remember when our cousin ripped off Normans charge card

and payed for an entire semester of college with it?

Do you know it was Larry and I who talked to Norman

and made the situation ok ?

But no one did that for me.

This past month, cousins that disowned me 20 years ago,

came out of the wood work. Not to reconcile,

but for information they needed to contact “other” cousins.

How rude and disrespectful is that?

It says more about them than it says about me.

But the funny thing is

I am not hurt, I just want you to know…

That I am so much better without your dramas….

To those who follow Robin Toujours,

I apologize.

Sometimes you just have to call ignorance

when ignorance is spotted.

Me

Happy 6th Birthday Matilda

 

In the past decade, I have had a few life changing moments.

Being disowned by  a parent,

having breast cancer,

losing a beloved canine companion.

But, with out a doubt, having granddaughter Matilda in our lives,

makes everything RIGHT…if you know what  I mean.

There is something about the continuation of life/generations

that reminds us that all of the other stuff in our lives,

 does not matter.

It does not matter at all.

So, here is to My Girl.

Today she turns 6 years old.

Happy Birthday Ma Cherie

4 days old, with Champagne. Photo by Larry

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Thoughtful, curly headed angel…..look at her tiny feet!

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This thoughtful girl is the definition of  all things good to me.

She is Love, family, Inspiration and joy

all wrapped into one sweet girl.

Happy Birthday sweet girl.

May all your dreams come true.

Love you beyond the moon.

Robi

 

Better Yet

On Saturday night, Larry and I went to town for dinner.

We met a wonderful couple,

The restaurant :

Pepe’s and Mito’s

Owned by good friends…it is a  favorite in Dallas.

The couple we met:

Lorie & Jeff

Lorie, is my cousin and she married Jeff about 2 years ago.

Lorie is always sweet. She is compassionate and fun.

Jeff is the perfect mate for Lorie.

We had such a good evening with them

and will see them again soon.

Isn’t it interesting about family?

There are just some of them that you adore.

Yes, Lorie is from the side of the family that disowned me.

Larry and I love this girl.

She renews our faith …..

Please, never forget,

Even when things seem very bad,

there ARE good people out there.

Better yet, we can BE one of the good ones!

Thank you Lorie for reminding us.

Love you.

Me