Today’s 5 minute Friday word is “Distance.” GO!
The word “distance” actually makes me sad. Distance is what is between my family and I, and has been for a long time. Not emotional distance, but actual, physical distance. My parents, my brother and his wife, my sister and her family, my husband’s parents and siblings are all scattered over the country, with the majority of them being on the West Coast.
My husband and I have been trying to get closer to our family for many years, but for some reason, God has not allowed that to happen. We’ve come close, but something always happens that makes the plans fall through. I’m sure that God is trying to teach me a lesson through all of this, but I must not be getting it!
We have tried to do things with our families so that the distance in proximity doesn’t turn into a relational distance. We utilize things like Skype, email, phones, airplanes, cars, vacation time, etc. to keep those emotional bonds strong.
There is nothing quite like living in the same area, however. My sadness spikes at times when I see families able to just drive over to one another’s houses to spend an evening together. But, this is where we are for now, and we will continue to make the best of it and stay in contact as best we can.
What do you think of when you hear the word “distance?” Why not sit and write for 5 minutes, just for the fun of it? Join in HERE!