Thursday, June 03, 2010

Have wings, will fly...

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

I visited family in Mexico four years ago this month, travelling with one of our daughters who had just finished university. She decided to return later that summer to improve her fluency in Spanish and to teach English as a second language. I started this blog at that time as a way to keep in touch with distant family members and to provide an outlet for ideas and memories as our children were leaving home. As it turned out, our daughters initially thought the blog was a bad idea and they wanted nothing to do with family stories and pictures being shared on the internet. But I liked blogging, so my focus changed and my posts covered a variety of topics. I met interesting people and broadened my knowledge greatly in many areas.

Four years later I am preparing to travel to Mexico again to visit family. As before, it is FIFA World Cup time and the weather will be very hot in June. I will be with my parents as my mother recovers from surgery and faces decisions about future treatments, and then visit my daughter and her husband who now live in Mexico if all goes according to plan. Internet time will be limited so blogging will be on hold until I return. Facebook has become the platform for keeping in touch with most of my family and Skype gives easy and free phone access over the computer. (I have not succumbed to Twitter). Blogging takes more time and thought but is still my favourite way to communicate online.

por lo pronto, adiós...

14 comments:

  1. Enjoy your visit and thoughts/prayer for your Mom.

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  2. Have a wonderful time visiting family in Mexico. Hope you'll be able to keep us posted once in a while.

    Love the butterfly shot.

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  3. I pray that your visit will be a blessing to you and your family.I have your name and your Mother on my regular prayer list,so I remember to lift you up to God daily.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  4. Have a good trip. Will look for your blogging when you return.

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  5. Mexico Mom1:39 pm GMT-4

    Love your blogs but counting the days to see you face to face.

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  6. Blogging rocks, but some people don't seem to get it. Have a good trip and visit.

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  7. The butterfly is beautiful, but I guess it soon flitted away, just as you will on your travels. I hope you have a good visit with your family in Mexico.

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  8. You too soon will have wings...will fly.

    Thoughts and prayers will be with you and your loved ones.

    I have throughly enjoyed your blogging. I always look forward to your inspiring words each day.

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  9. Have a wonderful visit with your daughter and her family in Mexico! I look forward to hearing from you when you return.

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  10. Have a wonderful visit in Mexico. I'll be watching for your return to the blogosphere.

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  11. I hope you enjoy Mexico! A fantastic place full of wonderful culture. Can't wait to hear about your trip.

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  12. Love that butterfly. I too enjoy blogging as my favourite way of communicating. Have not gotten into skype yet and rarely do facebook. Sigh.....

    Have a good trip. Sending hugs and prayers to your mom.

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  13. hello Ruth..my blog is vasanthalathika[it is a sanskrit word,.means creeper in spring]Iam from kerala in INDIA .I am working as a college professor.I love nature,music and literature...with regards ...May God bless you and your family..

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