Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I'm Just Too Far, From Where You Are
In 1985 my parents and I moved from a little town in PA to sunny FL to start a new. I was seven years old, so although I still consider myself a northerner, I really am a FL girl (Wouldn't you say?). Being over 1,000 miles away from my family really stinks. When I was younger I was able to make the trip home each year, sometimes even twice. Now that I am married, have a full time job and a life that never seems to settle down, those trips to see my family are sadly not as frequent.
Lately I have really been missing my family and being a part of their day-to-day lives. Yes a phone call is great and yes there is email; but honestly, nothing can compare to the in person interactions you get when you live close to each other.
It struck me the other day that I haven't been home since 2009. That is A LONG TIME without seeing your family! Granted a few come to FL now and then, but usually stay with or near my parents which is two hrs away, so I only get to see them for a quick visit.
I was listening to the radio on my drive to work this morning and Michael Buble's song "Home" came on the radio. I swear I almost broke down in tears. It made me think even more of how much I miss everyone.
I am so excited and anxious for July to get here. I'm headed home to PA with my hubby to celebrate my grandmother's 90th birthday. I cannot wait to see everyone!
The thing that has struck me the most is that I never want to take for granted those important in my life that I don't get to see often; family or friend. It is so easy to fall in to the chaos of life and go another day and another day and another day without talking, and before you know it, it has been weeks or months or years without talking. I have definitely been guilty of that lately and intend to do better.
What it comes down to for me is labeled throughout Michael Buble's song, "I'm just too far, from where you are. . .I wanna come home!"