Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Homesick

Taking Jules to Pacifica
Pretty sure Bek held Zoe at every possible opportunity
This has been a summer jam-packed with family; We’ve spent less than two weeks away from our family since Zoe was born in May. All four grandparents visited, my sister stayed here two weeks, we stayed in Idaho two weeks, and Chris’ sister and her kids left last night. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Jack so happy. Seeing him interact with his cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents made me so so happy… and a little sad.

It is a painful reality of the modern world that you can’t always work where your family lives. Sometimes your dad can’t be there if your daughter is born one week early. Entire years can pass by and you don’t get to hug your giant brother. You can’t have a regular girls night with your sister and mom and grandma. Your nieces and nephews aren’t around for weekend hikes. We FaceTime, we snap, we spend as much time together as we can, but it’s still hard.

It’s hard that you can’t always be with the people you love.

b perry

3 comments:

  1. I feel the EXACT same way!! But I'm not only homesick for family, I'm a little homesick for Idaho. People are always envious that we live in SF, but Dave and I are coming to the conclusion that living near people you love is cooler than living somewhere "cool".

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  2. AMEN. When we first moved to CT I thought it wouldn't be any worse than living in CA, since we would still be far away from family. But then we got here. A 4 day road trip or $1000+ in airfare is infinitely worse than 12 hrs or a couple hundred bucks. It's killing me!

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