Jun 7, 2012

Good Times...

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family...

talking to a sister:)
Arvid always says to me, "I don't know what you talk about so much on the phone, and I can't understand what you talk about everyday with your mom and sisters."  He says he talks to his family once a week and that is enough to catch up with all of them.  This way he says at least there is always something new to talk about.

I admit to talking to my mom just about everyday and everyday we have lots to tell each other.  I really enjoy my chats with her and dad.  I tell her everything and she listens, we laugh, we compare notes about all sorts of things.  Never boring and always something new I learn all the time.  She knows everything that's worth knowing and is always happy for us.

My dad on the other hand is not one who likes to talk too much on the phone.  The faster the better.  Maybe it's a guys thing.  They talk about the important stuff and don't care to get into all the juicy details, so unlike women.  Arvid is the same, he likes his conversations brief and to the point and does not care either to know about juicy gossip and things like that.   It seems like they can't wait to get off the phone at times.  Now let it be a business conversation...well!  Enough said!

Having four sisters can keep one pretty busy on the phone lines and with each the conversation is always fun.  I look forward to talking to each minimum of one time a week if I am lucky I can get to talk to them maybe two three times. 

We do stay informed via text all day long..haha.  Sometimes just nonsense.  Another thing that Arvid does not understand is why would anyone text so much.  For starters he does not text.  He says he would never get an IPhone because he does not want people sending him what he calls nonsense all the time.  Arvid claims he can do without the, texts, pictures.  These days he rarely turns on his cell phone and says he likes it this way.  When I met him he carried 3 cell phones!   He has changed so much and I am loving the change...with a little help of course!

Arvid knows how important family is for me.  I come from a large family and though separated by hundreds of miles and an Ocean, we share a very strong bond that transcends all of this.  Arvid knows how important it is for me to see my family and he is always very willing whenever I ask for us to go.  

Usually the trips are short, but I have to say those can be the best.   Short and sweet.   We spend every moment with them and when visiting my parents we even stay with them.  Lots of quality time and that is very important.  

My dad and Arvid are great pals.  Arvid gets along with everyone in my family and they all love him.  He's uncle Arvid to all the kids and I love seeing them together.  Relaxed and having such a good time.  Looking forward to the next time we will see them!  SOON!!

The thing about families is that we all have to respect each other, treat each other right and remember we are all different with our own likes and dislikes.  Without respect then there is no foundation.  My family like every other family, has its conflicts, it's how we approach the situation that counts.  Once you lose respect for someone it is very difficult to regain it.  Remember, "Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life."

Have a good day friends!

I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being...

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you...