Y'all Feel That?

I know. I know. I owe you all a long blog post about how we came to take this trip to Germany but this is NOT that post because I am writing on my Dad's laptop, using the slowest Internet connection this side of the Eisenhower years.

My parents are here for the summer. My mom is native German (and all of her siblings are here and my cousins, etc.) and my stepfather is a European historian so they come almost every year. *I* haven't visited since 1985.

When we arrived yesterday, the joy of my parents at seeing us (and vice-versa) must have created ripples throughout the Cosmos. I wish I had words to describe it but it occurred to me that perhaps you felt it in some way --some unexpected bit of good fortune or flush of pleasure?

I am humbled once again by the sheer LUCK of my life. To be loved so much, to have arrived at this point in my life in such a great relationship with my parents and their incredible bond with my children... I don't know. How did I get so freaking lucky?

Coop will join us next week, so be on the lookout for random joy rushes to overtake you at odd moments. I'll write again as soon as I can find an Internet Cafe or connection that moves a bit faster than, say, building the Great Wall.

PS: The cucumbers made it just fine!! And I'm not writing this from prison! See? So lucky...

Comments

Well, now you can add "cucumber smuggler" to your resume!
Becca said…
Oh my gosh, ya'll aren't stopping in Italy are you? I'd love to meet up with you for some gelato!

I'm starting to believe that countries without free WiFi are what is standing in the way of world peace and unity for all. Also, toilets that are nothing more than two footprints and a hole. Those 2 things. The reasons I love America. Shallow, but true.

I hope you and the cucumbers have a wonderful trip!!
Ei said…
I totally got my vacuum cleaner unclogged yesterday. Thanks for the luck, man! :)
MadMad said…
Oh, I'm so glad you made it safe and sound, and to your family. And hey, cucumber smuggling is better than grape smuggling, if you know what I mean....
Mrs. G. said…
Have a most wonderful time with your family!
Anonymous said…
We love you Barb.. Joy rush, I like that. Have an awesome va-ca.

Ann Marie
Austin
Miriam said…
What an amazing experience for your family! Savor every moment.
Mary Ellen said…
So relieved to hear the cucumbers made it, and we didn't have to chip in for your release from federal prison!

I hope you're having the best time ever, and I can't wait to hear all about it.