Feeling those Growing Pains

By: Cathleen Moxley
By: Cathleen Moxley

Cathleen Moxley talks about the excitement of getting to see family, and the hardship of not seeing them often enough.

This past weekend I made a visit home to see my family, and especially my brother who was in from New York.

Growing up, my family and I were a pretty tight-knit group. We had dinner every evening, went places together and always set aside certain nights as "family night."

Then of course as we got older, we began to spread out.  My two brothers went into the military and then my dad passed away when I was sixteen years old.

It seems so strange now that we only get together about once a year. I was so eager Friday evening on my way home. We had a great weekend just laying around, talking and eating a LOT! So of course, my way back was sort of depressing, because with our jobs and other things going on in our lives, who knows when the next time we'll get together will be.

So, if you're one of the lucky people who gets to spend a lot of time with family; cherish it and never take it for granted, because you never know when life will lead you in in different directions.
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