My parents are divorced, and being the product of a broken family caused me a lot of heartache as a teenager and into my twenties. I eventually dealt with that, and I’m close my Mom and Dad now. The hardest part now is that they live nearly a thousand miles apart, and as I left Dad to return home earlier this week, I wished that I could live closer to him.
Moving to New Orleans meant that I could be close enough to visit Mom regularly for the first time as an adult, and I take advantage of that. I visit her almost weekly, and I love being close enough that she can visit me too. I felt like seeing her yesterday so I drove to her house and stayed for a few hours before returning home.
My sister lives over a thousand miles away (in another direction) with her beautiful family too, and we all have our own lives. I love the life that I have created for myself in New Orleans, but often times, I wish that I could be close to all of them.
Do you live close enough to your family to see them often? Do you wish that you could live closer?