Some of you may know that both sets of my parents live in Florida along with my brother. Yup we are on completely different sides of the US and it absolutely kills me.
I miss them. So so much.
I wish they were here to talk to, to hug, to hang out with the boys, to babysit, to laugh with, to drop by their house for no reason, to go shopping with, to eat dinner together and of course, to spend holidays with.
I feel like we are all missing out on so much.
But, I am lucky. They visit when they can and we go on vacations together, when we can. I send them lots of pictures, we are able to Skype/Facetime and talk a ton on the phone.
I am so thankful that are just a couple plane rides away but I would just love for them to be here or for us to be there. Sometimes when I just need a small break I wish my mom was here to walk around the mall with me. When the boys need to get some energy out, I wish my dad could take them for a few hours to Disneyland. I know they would love that too. I know my stepdad would love to teach the boys how to fish and my stepmom would teach them to cook some awesome food. I know my brother would love them to go over to his house and ride the 4 wheeler and laugh until their bellies hurt. I know all of this. Maybe that's why it hurts.
Growing up, like many teenagers, I probably took for granted the love and closeness of my parents. I see now that I have kids how much I need them in my lives, all of our lives.
Come November, my dad and stepmom are taking us on a super fun family vacation and in December my mom is trying to come out for Hudson's and my birthdays. I am so looking forward to these things.
I'm blessed to have a rad family. I'm blessed Sean has a rad family. I just wish all of our radness could be together all the time. :)