Today is Thanksgiving and my family is spread all over the world😒. One in Mexico. One in China. Several in Georgia. Some in Michigan. A few in Arizona and Ohio. They get on my damn nerves! We do not get along longer than three and a half minutes. That is not an exaggeration! We verbally fight over anything, then get really stupid and not talk for years. Mom kept us all together. She died and we flew apart. At her request, I was suppose to keep us close. However, that fell apart just weeks before she died. There was nothing I could do. I came to realize-these people were no longer the same ones that grew up with me.
My brother, the colonel in the military, starts everything. After all, he is the expert on everything and how everyone is suppose to act and react. He has money some of which he stole from me because he refused to pay back a loan. Have not seen my sisters in almost a decade. Bummer! Nonetheless, I love them.
We have not been together since mom died. Terrible. I wish I could get everyone together without death or tragedy. I would love to shoot the breeze again and talk about when times were better. Realistically, this ain’t gonna happen in our family-ever. This holiday the least of us are together. So I am sad. I miss what we use to have. Still, there is no stress. Some are traveling for good reasons, others out of duty. Regardless, I am thankful this Thanksgiving that we had what we did and that all will be safe doing and during their endeavors. Please, let there be great times by some miracle to come.
You know what I truly miss about family? My children being small. When they were small it was the best of times. Circumstances did not matter because they just loved being with my husband and me. We would have movie nights with great finger foods, chocolate, popcorn and great movies. We would cuddle together and enjoy each other. Good times!!! I could hug my babies as much as I wanted and they loved it.
They are grown now. Much too busy in their lives to be with us. I miss them, but encourage each to strive for the happiness in life. I pray for one more movie night. Alas! I think I will have to wait for grandkids.