I’m going home!
“There by the sea it stands,
The home that sheltered all my dreams…”
(From a poem, written by my father, George Brasset.)
I was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
When I was 20, I left my seaside home and over the decades that followed, I fulfilled many of the dreams that were nurtured there. I explored the world, living in Africa, the US, and nearly every province in Canada. I married and had four wonderful daughters who in turn gave us eight amazing grandchildren.
On my next birthday, I will be 70 and I am thrilled to say I am going back to NS for a visit. I am being accompanied on this short trip by my two youngest daughters, Carla, and Monica.
My heart is full as I contemplate seeing the home where I used to live, and visiting the many beaches where I spent so many happy days in the summers.
I am looking forward to showing my daughters where I went to school, where I went to university (St. F.X.) and the beautiful St. Ninian’s cathedral where I was baptized, confirmed, and was married.
I want to show them the streets where my friends and cousins lived and the store where my father worked.
They say this trip is for me and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Even if it rains every day that we are there, I don’t mind.
Because I am going home!!!
Thank you for reading and have a fabulous day. – Maureen