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Being Away When Family Needs You

Submitted by Joel on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:43

I've written before about the worst things about this lifestyle. The first one was missing family and friends. Today that got a little bit harder. 

My grandfather's funeral is today. We're hoping to be able to stream it so I can try to be there, but we'll see how that goes. This is the first time something has happened that we've had to miss because we're going on an adventure in Europe. June is coming up soon, and there are some events we're probably not going to be able to attend. 

I normally try to be upbeat in these posts, but today's isn't going to be that. Today I want to write about the people left behind. Sure, we've met some new friends, but that doesn't make it any easier to go away from people you love.

To The Graduating Class of 2019

We have three nieces graduating this spring and to each of you, I just wanted to let you know that we miss you very much. We know that you'll be strong adults and will be able to handle all that life throws at you, but if you ever need to talk, we're always going to be here for you. We'll do what we can, and even though we're so far away, we're always with you.

New Additions To The Family

Some babies have been born and we've been so involved with our new lives, that we've barely been able to acknowledge them. But that doesn't mean we don't love your little bundles of joy. Congratulations, and hopefully we can meet them soon! 

The Games We Used To Play

We loved playing games with our friends and family. From board games to roleplaying games or even miniature golf, we loved playing with you all. We think of you every time we play these games without you, because, let's be honest... it's just not as fun without you. So thank for the smiles and good times. Let's do it again, soon!

The Helping Hands

We know this is hard for you all, too, but thank you for being so supporting of us. And not just with Patreon and comments on our blog or Facebook or following on Twitter or Instagram. We love how positive you are about our adventure and how understanding you are that we can't be there. Thank you so much, because we couldn't do this without your support. We love you so much.

To My Grandfather And My Family

I'm so sorry I can't be there with you today. I really wish I could have been. I'm sorry for being selfish and going away like this. I wish I could be there to give hugs and comfort. And to say goodbye to my Grandpa Willers. He taught me how to play cards when I was just a kid. We didn't get to spend enough time together, but it was always nice to visit Coney Island in Des Moines when we were in town. I love you, and I'm sorry I couldn't be there with you today. Rest well.

Thank you for reading this. I hope you find your own adventure and that you have the love and support that we have. As I know all too well today, life is short. Enjoy it.


Your thoughts?

It's hard to lose people with or without physical distance. Sending you both distance hugs.