In the meantime I will be thankful for the times I do have and cherish them. They don't come often enough. I try not to be envious of people who have money to travel as they please. I know people who are retired and are able to travel at their leisure to visit family and places of interest. I hope people do not take that for granted. I hope people appreciate the nearness of family. Time passes so quickly. I feel jipped out of time with my family. I know that God knows best and has a plan. I will continue to trust in this truth.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
I guess have to be totally honest. The green monster is rearing his ugly head. I enjoyed seeing pictures and reading about people's July 4th festivities, but it makes me long for family more and more. I think it hit me even more this year because my oldest daughter is away for the week with a friend. I guess this is the first "holiday" we've been apart. We still did fireworks and grilled hamburgers and brats, but it just wasn't the same. I long for family gatherings. So many of my friends in town have family here or very near...at least in a short driving distance. I envy them. Not in a bad way. I really am happy for them. I wouldn't wish the opposite on them. I am praying that God will find ways for us to spend time with family more often. I often wonder why we live so far away. Some people don't want to be near their families. Others do. Life would be a lot easier if it worked out for each side the way they wished.