Today I am feeling grateful that I live close enough to my extended family that a day trip is not out of the question.
Yesterday I was able to make the 2 hour drive to my hometown to attend my nephew’s 4th birthday party. I am grateful that this sweet family includes us for every event.
I am sure there are so many ways to maintain relationships at a distance but I am grateful I have never had to utilize those means and instead have had the opportunity to build relationships with my niece and nephews in person. I am so glad I get to see this sweet smile usually at least every 2-3 months. He knows my name and my face but it still takes him forever to warm up to me when I arrive.
But finally he will comply and at least take a picture with me. Our good-bye today was limited to a high five..no hugs…I mean he is four!
So today I’m grateful for the closeness! Grateful for what it has added to my life to attend events for Thomas, Morgan & Myles and build relationships with them. These three are the closest link I have to my brother and I will always treasure my relationship with them. Love you all to pieces!
Linking up today with Emily @ Ember Grey for Grateful Heart Monday….you should too!