It's not looking like I'm going to be able to make it home to be there when my new nephew is born:( I was very disappointed when all of my plans fell through.
I have been reminded lately of how easily I take things for granted. A lot of times people groan or roll their eyes when you mention having to spend the
holidays with family. However, I think most of them don't realize how much their family means to them until that "family time" is taken away.
Although my family has been through it's share of rough times. I love them all more than they know. My brothers and sisters and I have a special bond that going only going through hard times can create. I'm so thankful for that. I love that even after being gone for months at a time, going home still seems like home to me.
Yes, moving 12 hours away was a choice that I willingly made, knowing that it was going to be difficult. I have never regretted it because I am so very confident it was what God wanted me to do....and I got the most amazing husband out of it all;)
Still, there are moments when it is so terribly hard to be missing out on the things that most people would take for granted.
I want to remind those of you who are with your families this week how blessed you are to be with your family. Be extra mindful this Thanksgiving not to take your time with them for granted.
Ask your grandparents stories from their past, remind your parents of how much you appreciate them, cherish the time you have with your brothers and sisters, and hug your nieces and nephews an extra time.
I guarantee you will never regret it.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
-- George Moore
-- George Moore
Leave me a comment and tell me something special about your family that you are looking forward to this holiday season:)