I’m back in the South.
It feels good to be here. I mean, it’s humid, and I’m freaking out over the lack of reception (or internet), but the people here are always welcoming, and the scenery is familiar. Plus, I miss my family–I really don’t visit often enough.
That’s my niece (and that’s her with my mom up above). She was the catalyst for my trip.
Okay, maybe the divorce was the catalyst, but Mary Anna is the reason I’m starting in Louisiana. Her christening on Sunday brought most of my immediate family together.
Of course, none of us are Catholic. I bet it’s been 15 years since I’ve attended mass, but there we were, in our Sunday best–my Episcopal and Methodist parents, and me.
Just as service is starting, my mom turns to me and whispers, “You ready to do some partying?”
After church, we partied.
This afternoon I head back to Louisiana to visit two sets of grandparents, then load into a car bound for North Carolina in the morning. I’ll post pics from NOLA before I leave.