Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm Back !!!!

Hello world
Life this last year has been one Tsunami after another. So much has happened and I have no idea where to begin. I would really love to get back to this cyber world. I miss all you guys. Life has been so so overwhelming that I needed the break. A very very long break.
Last year I received some unexpected news that my mother was very ill. Within 15 mins I heard back from my family in South Africa that my mom had passed away. I was at a birthday party at the time and had to rush out leaving my kids behind. I desperately needed to be by myself. Thankfully I have amazing friends that took care of my kids.
It was no too long that I wiped away my tears and had to figure out how I was going to get to South Africa from the west coast in the United States. Financially it was a challenge and personally as well. My family was scheduled to fly to the east coast to visit with my in laws. I was packing and preparing to travel already. However going to my mother's funeral was never ever a planned thought. Yes I thought about it real briefly and dreaded that this day would come and it was here and this was last July. I have so much to say and get out there and I hope blogging about it a little with help with the grieving process which I have not allowed myself to do.
I had many many miles ahead of me and little to no strength to do it.To be precise I had to travel from Nevada to New York which is about 2, 413 miles or 3 883 km.
From New York to Johannesburg is 7960 miles or 12810 km and
from Johannesburg to Durban is 308 miles or 497 km.
I then had another 45 km which is about an hour drive from the airport to my home town, Tongaat which is in Kwa- Zulu Natal set in the rolling hills with sugar cane plantations.
Nothing could have ever prepared me for the journey that waited. All the life experiences I have been through did not help. I somehow went on auto-pilot mode and did what needed to be done. I have so much more to tell you but I need to do this in stages. If you have any suggestions on how I tell my story please feel free to write a comment or e-mail me at and in the subject line " life story" .
Thanks for stopping by. I promise to add pics from my trip so you can get a glimpse of my life and of South Africa.
Free Spirit !!!


Melissa S said...

I was wondering what you have been experiencing this past year...soo sorry to hear of your mom's hard being so far away. I just think you have such an eloquent way of just by writing it will make for a soothing life story.

I just spent 40 hours of travel coming from India to is very hard on the body..and with your mom's funeral and sorrow..the travel must have been triple as hard.

I hope that you have been given some release this past year and are beginning to heal.

Hugs to you!

Raising Maddie and Bob said...

Missed you here. I check periodically. Looking forward to your updates.