I am feeling extremely grateful for my family today. While I’m far away, they have so much love to give.
It’s little notes from my niece through Instagram, the videos and pictures I find from the kids a week after I’ve left Illinois, and the constant reminders they leave for me that make me feel so loved and adored.
Somehow, I’ve managed to go six months without seeing any of them and I can hardly stand it. My eldest nephews are about to become high schoolers, I have a snuggly baby to hold, and the other kids still think I’m cool enough that they need to spend every waking minute with me. Life is too short to give that up.