The Importance of Families
I don't know what it is, but more and more recently, I have been thinking about the importance of families. I have a pretty small family circle. There were 5 of us brothers and sisters in my family, and between us we only had 5 children, and they (all adults now, only produced 6 children). I'm the only one who lives in our hometown, so I don't get to see them as much as I'd like.
My Mom died when we were all very young adults, so we never got into the habit of "going to Mom/Grandmom's" house for holiday celebrations.
When I was married and my son and nephew were still kids, it never mattered very much. But now that they're all adults and I'm single, it seems like it almost TOO quiet in my household.
I have some very, very good friends who always invite me over to their different houses, so I'm not by myself. But I find myself thinking how nice it would be if my Mom was still alive to share with.
I'm melancholy, and rambling.................