My parents are coming to visit this weekend. We have not seen each other since December 30. This is the longest time we have ever gone without seeing each other. Even when I was in college, I would see them every other weekend or close to it. Our houses were 8 miles apart when I lived in Marion.
It felt very strange to hear Old Dude (my dad) say he missed me more frequently. It was kind of weird that they started FaceTiming me instead of calling. My mom has started referencing going to more places “without me”. I hadn’t even realized it had been so long until last weekend. When it dawned on me, I felt horrible... and I realized how much I missed them.
I am very fortunate to have such a close bond with my mom and dad. We see the strain, heartache and struggles some of our families experience each day. We know the impact this has on their relationships and wellbeing. I am truly blessed have a mom and a dad who happen to be my best friends.
We aren’t doing anything too exciting this weekend. We will eat dinner at The Mark, have breakfast at Joe’s, visit Tim’s Too at some point (you all think I am kidding when I say I don’t cook! ) and go to see the live mannequins in downtown St. Joe. Most of our time will be spent catching up, relaxing and truly enjoying each other’s company.
2019 has gotten off to a hectic start! We have faced challenges, braved the weather and felt some stress a time or two. :) Take some time this weekend to catch up on a relationship with someone you’ve missed— a parent, a friend or an old colleague. Remember, you need a support system, too! Enjoy your weekend!