Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Brother Abroad

I have actually had someone say to me, very recently, that they don't understand how anyone could leave their family for such a long time, how they could never do something like that to their family, etc.

I could have told them that they should give thanks every day that so many people do not share that persepctive.

That being close to your family has nothing to do with geography.

That being in someone's life is more than physically being in it.

Instead, I bit my tongue.

I know so many families that live but miles apart and go days and weeks without speaking. Is that closeness?

This is Day 50.

1 comment:

Julie Weaver said...

I hope she/he never runs into me and says something so incredibly ignorant!