November 23, 2005

Mixed emotions...

Well, I am two-thirds happy today. You see, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and only two out of my three children will be home. I understand jobs can cause your children to live on the other side of the world. I also understand having to share them with the other side of the family. I just don’t like it. I miss the kids more on special holidays now than ever before. A parent’s idea of holiday happiness changes as the kids grow up. You see, when they lived at home, after the special event and the big meal, they were still home, and I was happy. But now after the special event and the meal, they live too far away to go home, so you get to enjoy more things for a longer period of time, and then they eventually go home, and that is something else you get to enjoy. This weekend I neither get to enjoy them staying or going, because I leave for Ethiopia on Friday morning. Boy, I sure hate to miss Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving.

3 comments:

Marlie said...

I'm only 2/3 happy, too. Thanksgiving won't be the same without my favorite sister. I am happy, though, to have the time with my parents. As I've grown up, I value the time with them more than ever and enjoy being in their company. I'm thankful for family.

Granna said...

What...no Walmart in Ethiopia?
God bless you over there...come home with a dazzling report! I'm sure there will be leftovers in the freezer for you!

Amy said...

Thanks for making me cry, butt-heads! I miss you all too! I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and hope you have a restful day. I love you and will see you in January.