Revisiting the Heartlands
After 5 1/2 years in Singapore, I finally went back to the US during the holidays. It was wonderful to see my kids and grandkids again and I spent every available second with them. I went earlier than expected because my daughter had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Ouch! But she’s had all the nasty junk removed from her throat and it looks like she’s gonna be ok.
I was surprised how comfortable I felt in my hometown after so long. Some things had changed but some remain the same. I drove a car for the first time since I left in 2003 and, like riding a bicycle, it came back to me immediately.
I met a lot of my daughter’s friends who have supported her and helped her immensely during her illness and the moods that brought. I am profoundly grateful to all of them. I guess the only thing better than a home where people love you is two homes where they do.