Okay, so my one and only brother [RJ], who happens to be the baby of the family, headed back out to UC Davis this morning. I am very close to him. I am very sad. The crappy thing is that the flight between Sacramento and Bakersfield is nonexistent as of August, which was his way of coming home as often as he did last year. Now, with the price of gas and cosidering that it’s a 6 hour drive, he will be coming home less often. Perhaps only for major holidays. I’m already counting the days till Thanksgiving!! 🙂
My youngest sister [Maria] is also away at school, at Pepperdine University. The only difference is that Pepperdine is only a short drive from home, and she has been able to come home as often as she liked. Also, she is now married which takes away the main concern of her being alone over there. She now has her husband to take care of her and protect her. She is no longer alone. And I know that RJ is a man, but it still worries me to know that he is alone out there. We are, needless to say, a very close family. It’s hard to have them away from us, away from me!! I just pray that God takes care of them, as He always has!!! 🙂
Also, I am super excited for Maria…. this is her last year at Pepperdine University!!! As she says, YAY!!!! It seems so hard to believe that it has been four years. Time goes by fast once you look back. But it was hard, too, to see her leave home… I cried a lot, like I have now with RJ. But I am so proud of them both! I love you Maria and RJ!!!!