Two days ago I got back in to contact with my German nanny, who watched my sister and I one summer when we were 5 years old... and whom we haven't seen- or been in contact with- in 10 years. She lives in Munich, where I am now, and somehow I was able to remember that and how to spell her last name, and that she didn't change it when she got married. It was an incredible reunion consisting of lots of happy tears and stories, and even old photos of my mom.
... it makes me miss my mom, and wish she was here with me, enjoying this experience, and the reunion. She would have loved to see Anke again. Anke called my mom the August when she was diagnosed with cancer, because they were supposed to meet up later that fall, and it was then that my mom told her she was dying. Anke said she sounded strong and not afraid, but who knows.
Life is great, and truly an incredible thing. You can't live it with regrets... if there is something you want to do- do it! (As long as it is legal, of course!) If you want to travel, do it. If you want to be a singer, do it. If you want to write a book, do it. Just do what you gotta do to be happy. Where there is a will there is a way!!!!!!!