Each weekend, for the last month, I replay the weekend of our Family Reunion. I think about what I did do, what I didn't do and what I wished I'd done.
Friday August 18 -
What I did : Flew into John Wayne Airport and caught a shuttle to the hotel where most of my family my staying. Headed straight to the rooftop bar and joined my family.
What I wished I would have done : Joined Diane and Kelly on their late night Denny's run.
Saturday - August 19
What I did : slept in and took my time getting ready. Made it to the reunion with my brother Brian around 11:30-ish. Stayed at the reunion all day, took pix, had fun, ate yummy food, laughed, visited with relatives. Headed back to the hotel, hung out by the pool with family, went back to my room to charge my phone for an hour, rejoined my family at the rooftop bar, called it a night around midniite.
What I wished I would have done : Gotten up at the crack of dawn to help Diane and Kelly with the food and setting up our site. Had breakfast with them. Hung out with them. I wish I wish I wish I would have stayed at the bar with Diane, Terry & Nichole and Kelly and closed it down with them. I wish I would have taken pix of everyone with my camera - which I packed but never unpacked - instead of my crappy iPhone. I wish I woulda taken more pictures with my crappy iPhone...especially of Terry. This last part just kills me. I didn't take any pix. Thank goodness Kelly did. Thank goodness there's several pix of Terry's last night.
4 Saturday's ago, Terry was alive and laughing and we were all hanging out as a family. Tomorrow, which will be 4 Sunday's ago, he died.
Weekends just aren't the same anymore. And I still can't believe Terry's gone.