Monday, October 27, 2008
missing the fam
So I don't like living far away from my family. It stinks. I was reminded of it more when my brother, wife and daughter came to visit. It was so great to have them here and just hang out together. We didn't have to do anything special but just spend time together and talk. I love my little bro and he has a great wife and baby girl. I miss them, and my older brother's family too. They all get to live by each other up in Missouri, but I am stuck down here in Arizona. Don't get my wrong, I love Arizona. I love Sean's sister Aileen - probably couldn't survive without her. Her parents are great too, hanging out with the kids on the weekend and whenever I need help. We are never lacking for someone to watch and love the kids. I don't think we've ever had to pay for babysitting yet, and they are being loved by their family at the same time. It would be very difficult for me to rip them away from them. At the same time though, my heart yearns to be with my family and I miss them. It's so far to drive and getting so expensive to fly, so trips are not frequent (how many times can I say "so" in a sentence?). I just wish we could all live by one another like we want. But how can we do that when we all have lives where we are - lives that are good and hard to interrupt? I'm just being selfish and want everything all at once. I know we will all be together in Heaven, but that's a ways away right? At least we think so..... :) For now I'll have to settle on the once a year trip to Missouri and hope they'll come this way sometimes too.