The time between Christmas and New Years has become a special time for our family. We take a break from the rush of the holidays and enjoy just being together.
This year has taken on a special meaning. With the past nine months of our journey through chemotherapy and all the unknowns it is extra special to have a few days to spend together as a family. In October my parents moved from NY to a home less than five minutes from us. We have enjoyed having them nearby. We have been able to spend some extra time together.
Rio Grande – Cape May – Wildwood
This past week week Nancy, Joseph, Rayann, and I took a day trip with Mom and Dad. We went to Rio Grande, NJ to visit the family cemetery. Mom got to see the town she grew up in just a few years ago. Her grandparents home is gone and the lot is now home to a Rita’s Water Ice. A lot has changed, it was hard to recognize much of what once was.
Later in the day we traveled to Cape May and found the homes of other relatives. We got to visit the Cape May lighthouse and the Cement ship. To end our trip we went to the boardwalk in Wildwood. It was a great day together and we all enjoyed hearing mom’s stories of growing up in NJ.