Thursday, March 23, 2006

Family Matters

Jake and the boys and I are off to Minnesota on a Red-Eye flight until Monday (bleh - I hate cold weather). Jake's Grandmother isn't doing well, so we're going to go see her and spend some time with her while she's able to visit and enjoy the company. As a bonus, the boys and I get to finally meet the rest of Jake's family.

It's so sad how, in general, we never make it a priority to visit our extended families and it usually takes a tragedy or serious illness to motivate us to drop what we're doing and go see them. Jake and I have been together for over 7 years, and there is still an entire leg of his family that I have never met. The same goes for him as well. In fact, Jake, Jacob and Kale just met my Grandfather this past summer for the first time, and Jacob is even named after him! I also have a slew of relatives back in California that they have never met, either.

We all get so caught up in our own little 'Bubbles' that we lose sight of what is most important. Mostly, I think we take for granted that there will be plenty of chances to get together, when in reality, it's the complete opposite.

This weekend, pick up the phone and reconnect with your loved ones. And if you live close enough, drop by and sit a spell. Forget the errands and the laundry and the sink full of dishes. They'll still be there waiting for you. Your loved ones won't always be.

11 Comments:

At 3/24/2006 6:05 AM, Blogger Jeana said...

Hope you have a good trip!

 
At 3/24/2006 8:51 AM, Blogger Free In Christ said...

Thanks for the reminder of what is important. Have a great weekend.

 
At 3/24/2006 9:43 AM, Blogger Susan said...

I can't wait until you get back, I already miss you girl! :)

I hope you have/had a safe trip.

 
At 3/24/2006 8:14 PM, Blogger the voice said...

You got it right. After God, it's our family and close friends that are most important. Hope you have fun while your here. They've got a train that goes from the airport to the Mega mall and to downtown Minneapolis. Try to ignore all that white stuff on the ground. We haven't got around to spring cleaning yet.

 
At 3/25/2006 11:04 PM, Blogger Lyn said...

Hope you get to make some happy memories while you are there!

 
At 3/25/2006 11:56 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Praying for Grandma.

And, yes. We seem to take family for granted until we're threatened with or actually experience the loss of someone precious to us. I need to spend some time thinking about that. It's not right, is it?

 
At 3/27/2006 11:29 AM, Blogger Kate said...

So true so true. Enjoy and cherish your time with the fam. :)

 
At 3/27/2006 10:15 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

Thinking about you. Praying for you and your family....

 
At 3/28/2006 11:29 PM, Blogger Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Thanks for the reminder.
Kristina

 
At 3/29/2006 7:26 AM, Blogger Jeana said...

Hey, you back yet? Miss you!

 
At 3/29/2006 9:11 AM, Blogger flipflop said...

Just found your site and I couldn't agree more.

 

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