Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I took a time out today--a time out from my regular life. Instead of caring for others, I spent the day with my sister getting pampered. December of 2009, I planned to take her for a pedicure. It never happened. When her birthday rolled around this year, it was time to act. Her kids are finally old enough to be left home alone for a while so we jumped at the chance. On the agenda was a pedicure and lunch. It was so nice to just hang out with her. We had no one else to worry about or care for.
I miss her. We get so busy with our lives that we don't get to see each other often. It is sad that we do that when we grow up. It is even harder when we live so far from the rest of the family. With siblings in SoCal, Seattle, northern Minnesota, Seattle and South Carolina, we see each other so seldom. I am actually thankful for Facebook. I know more about what is happening in their and their children's lives than ever before. I know the mundane details that they share. There is a joy in knowing the bits and pieces of their lives like when we were children.