Why is it that our busy lives keep us so cornered that we don’t have enough energy to carve out time to visit with our family who live a fair distance away?
This month we are celebrating our dad’s birthday. It was a bit of a challenge to make all the arrangements because all our schedules are out of control.
We finally made it and we had the best time. Dad put together a little party with a few of his closest friends and of course us — we are enough to have a fun party, but with dad’s dancing pals, well, it was more fun than we ever imagined we would have.
I don’t see my sisters often as we all live hours away and the traffic that we encounter travelling to visit can take twice as long as it should. Time is so precious to all of us and with all our personal family commitments that come up, we just never get the chance to make the journey. Bad Excuse! but it’s the truth.
This is not acceptable but we all have come to accept it. It’s times like dad’s party and the rest of the time we spent together that reminded us how much fun we always have.
My sisters are all very funny, they could be stand up comics, and then there’s me – I have no sense of humor (at least that’s what grampy says). We make each other laugh over the silliest things and we have a knack of finding humor in ever situation.
It’s times like this when we realize that we miss spending time together.
It’s times like this when we want to make plans to meet up again soon.
It’s times like this when we realize that our hectic schedules are impossible to coordinate.
And It’s times like this when we say “remember when” before our lives became so complicated.