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Holidays are meant for family

July 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

First of all, happy fourth. I'm not sure if anyone will actually read this considering it is a holiday after all. But social media is pretty addictive so I figure someone will come across it. Anyhow, I just wanted to take a minute to express what holidays mean to me. As you know, there are a plethora of holidays that we celebrate here in the states. If you work for the government then you know that there are plenty of other holidays that many of us know nothing about. For me, no matter what we are supposed to be celebrating I celebrate being with my family.

Family is very important to me. As you may or may not know, I have 8 siblings, 4 parents (2 stepparents), 11 nephews, 8 nieces, 1 great nephew and 1 great niece. Four of my siblings live here in Georgia but the rest are out of state. It can be difficult getting together with our hectic schedules and our own family obligations. That's why holidays are so great. They are paid days off (for most people) so you can travel and be with your loved ones. Generally, the holidays that my siblings from out of town come to visit are New Year's Eve, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my favorite because of all of the food! Plus, it really seems like a holiday that is truly geared towards family and isn't materialistic like Christmas.

This year the holiday that brought out-of-state siblings here was the fourth of July. It was just convenient and seemed to coincide with my sister taking her oldest son to basketball camp in Florida. No matter the reason, I'm glad they were able to come. It has been a few years since I've seen my sister and her family and it has been about six years since I've seen this particular brother. As of the writing of this blog, I still haven't seen him yet. My schedule has been busier than expected. Believe it or not, my husband was being semi-spontaneous. He decided that we would go see a movie since he took the day off.

Anyway, I am so looking forward to seeing my brother and his family. I've met one of his daughters but not the other two, so this should be a treat. And of course, I need to take some family pictures to capture the moment. Hopefully, I will be able to post about it in a future blog. This is probably the shortest blog I have ever written. It's late and I am a bit tired. Maybe that's why I'm so succinct. At any rate, I do hope you all enjoy your holiday and celebrate it however you see fit. The only reason I look forward to holidays is to share those days with family. Because I love what I do so much taking a holiday just to not work doesn't mean that much to me. But taking a day off to spend with family is definitely priceless.


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