You know how time goes by? One second at a time?
Yep... I know it too.
It happens slowly and quickly at the same time. And then what happens? We get involved in our own lives, our day to day and we completely forget that have to share some of our lives with those very special loved ones that we put on the back burner because... why? We are too tired? Busy? Too selfish? Yes, it happens. I did it. Sill do it, probably will continue to do it as I get older.
But that is the thing. We are getting older, and we are not the only ones. So does our parents, our siblings, and our children. And so I decided that my family and I needed to put our foot down and make sure that our memories weren't about giving each other excuses as to why we couldn't catch up. Or why we only see each other at birthdays or Christmas or maybe not even then.
I asked my family, the very closest because God knows my whole family is humongous, to meet up once a month. No matter what. Regardless of any other birthday, Thanksgiving, whatever may come up this is an extra time for us to meet and hang out and catch up and share a little bit of ourselves. To have our kids grow up together and actually know each other, not just know who the cousins are, but to actually KNOW them, know what I mean? I want my children to have actual memories of my parents. I want to continue to BE an Aunt to my nieces and nephews and continue to be a sister to my siblings. Not just an I know you, we are family, we grew up together and we are done.
I actually wrote this post 3 weeks ago but then too many things happened. Sad things. So here I am again glad that this family time is really a thing for us. I'm making it my resolution even though I already started this since September. Make more time for the people that I love, nice and simple.
Have a wonderful 2013!
Here is praying and hoping that there are no more horrible massive events in our news... ::fingers crossed::