Re-Connecting With Family

Tomorrow morning (Fri) I fly out at around 6:40AM with Narayan to go to Sacramento, California on an adventure to re-connect with family. I made a last minute decision to fly out when I heard that it was my grandfather’s birthday this weekend.

Most of my father’s side of the family live in the Sacramento area. After my parents got divorced when I was about 12 years old I have slowly lost touch with this side of the family. I actually have two half sisters (from my father’s first marriage), though I have never known them very well or spent much time with them. I really hope to have some time to share our lives with each other.

Lately I felt like it had been way too long since I have seen any of them, and wanted to make an effort to re-connect and get to know each other better. It’s easy to get caught up in your every day life and not spend time with your family (because of cost or distance). Also this weekend is my Grandfathers 92nd birthday and thought it would be a nice surprise to be there to celebrate with him. When you get older I can imagine how much more important family is.

Most of them I have not seen in over 15 years, so this will be an interesting “re-union”. I won’t be bringing a laptop and am only there for the weekend so I won’t be posting stuff here on the blog till I get home.

10 Responses to “Re-Connecting With Family”

  1. RENOSEEK says:

    Ssa Gms Ji,
    Reno is only 2 hours from here, we would love to have you and Narayan at our home. you are most welcome.
    From Amitoj Singh (Renoseek}
    Please reply

  2. Hey there cous i can not wait to see you love Jenny Miner see you tommrrow

  3. SikhsRus says:

    Gurumustuk,

    Have fun with family. If you get a chance, stop by the beautiful El Sobrante Gurudwara. It is on a hill with a really nice view and can be seen right off of Interstate 80. You are welcome to stay with us if you ever decide to come this way in Martinez. Let me know.

  4. Sifar says:

    Gurumustak Singh jee

    I read a lot about the National Anthem on your blog. I have posting title “Sikh Homeland”, not directly related to National Anthem of India, but something on similar track on Sikhs living in India and around the world. It is just FYI. If you get time, please read it.

    Thanx.

    Chardi Kala…

    PS. Also, tell me what you think of the post when you read it.

  5. manpreet says:

    Sat Shri Akal!

    How wonderful; a man with his son with his son, with his son.
    Four generations, i hope you made some pictures to remember this happy meeting.
    As i experienced lately;it can be over so soon…
    I hope you enjoyed each other company and love.

    Warm greetings in these cold days!

  6. Gur Fateh
    Hi Im Teji kaur.Nice Blog.It is great that you are keeping touch.Family is very precious and u can never love enough ppl.Be sure to visit my blog
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    and email me
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    Guru Rakha sada

  7. Hello i am one of his cousins if you come to my Blog i have some pictures on there i am from Rocklin CA

  8. SatNam

    happy birhtday to your grandfather, they get younger as they get older they say …

    also enjoy your re union, they are very interesting when you haven’t seen any of them for 15 or so years. i remember when i had visited family i didn’t know existed. now that was krazy !

    all the best …

  9. What i sweet cousins i have guru is my 4th cousin on his dad side of the family

  10. Sheila McMillan says:

    Hello Gurumustuk Singh Khalsa

    I was looking for an Open University course about religions and then looked up Ghandi, Jinnah, Nehru and then ended up reading about the Temple at Amritsar and from there I came accross your website. I have been reading some of your news and looking at pics of your and your family – how delightful you all look and how happy. This has been an enjoyable couple of hours! I wish you and your ‘sweetie’ well.

    Sheila