Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
This is a week of change and confrontation.
Sunday, my husband and I attended my niece’s wedding in Toronto, in a very unique venue. My daughter and her boyfriend were invited and attended (thankfully), although my sons were not invited. It has been eight years since my mother died and a split between my siblings and my family occurred. One brother I have not spoken to since the funeral, and I only have limited contact with the others.
So, I was very reluctant to attend but I do love my niece, and my husband encouraged me to go. As well, I knew my older brother who lives in North Carolina now, would be going and since his cancer treatment, I wanted to see him.
Although there were no negative confrontations, it felt awkward and conversations with my siblings felt stilted – to me anyway. I am glad I went though, for my niece. It was such a lovely wedding.
Then, this Saturday I have to prepare my youngest son moving to British Columbia with his fiancé. I hope to see him tomorrow as that may be the only chance I’ll have before they leave.
It will be hard to see him go, but I moved far away in my 20s and I know my son has to live his own life and follow his dreams.
I love BC and now we have an excuse to return!