Sunday, July 15, 2007
Tonight was a blending of histories and family threads. Ruth and Chris and I joined Kerry's brothers and wives to celebrate the twenty first birthday of Megan, the niece born days after Kerry's death. Her Dad died in 2001, so it seemed good to be able to write a journal for her of Kerry's memories , and mine, of him and the family in early days. Writing, and being with these people, brought back many memories. They are good and interesting people. I wish on nights like this though, that I did have a blood sibling of my own. There is a connection - the looking alike and sharing memories thing - that means something and is something to fall back on in terms of comfort. Inlaw relationships and friendships can be just as rich - and higher quality even if you work at them, but they have to be earned in a way that I don't think sibling relationships do.