Even though we’re an ocean apart and times together are few, my family in Germany is very dear to me.
March 2015, I received the sad news that my dear cousin Marco passed away. I wasn’t able to attend the funeral, but I made plans to visit my family in the summer.
This post is specially in memory of Marco. He was a wonderful man with a generous heart and fun-loving personality. Marco and my brother Johnny had the same beaming smile and loved to play drums.
I stayed with Marco’s wife for a few weeks and even got to sleep in his bed.
I enjoyed feeding the tortoises. I had a tortoise whose name was Boris when I was a teenager and these guys brought back happy memories.
These friends are vegans … 🙂
Marco’s wife and I at a restaurant in Stuttgart.
We had fun shopping in Stuttgart, touring towns and enjoying time with many of my cousins and family.
I bought a silver heart tray on one of our shopping trips and the silver heart ornament is a gift from Marco’s wife.
Memories to treasure but I missed that Marco was not there.
Time and distance do not separate us from loved ones.