Being home reminds me of how lucky I am. I have such an amazing set of parents, little brother, grandparents, and a ton of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Some of us talk more than others but when we get together it’s like no time has passed and that we’re closer than ever.
During this trip home, my family members and myself made such an effort to see each other numerous times and I couldn’t have asked for a better time. We had dinner, went fishing, watched movies, got drinks, celebrated, laughed, and truly enjoyed each others company.
I’m sad to go back to New York and leave them all behind, but knowing how committed we are to keeping in touch and making and effort to stay up-to-date on each others lives, it makes it easier.
Being an Army wife means moving around a lot and not knowing when you’ll go “home” next. It of course means saying goodbyes too early and it seems that no amount of time is enough time with the ones you love. I think it’s because of this that I truly appreciate these people in my life and that I never take this time together for granted.
There’s nothing like family. Nothing. Your family will be there through thick and thin; they’ll be that 3 a.m phone when you need a shoulder to cry on or finish a bottle of wine with you while reminiscing about old times. Family, next to love, is the greatest of all things