I spent yesterday raking and burning leaves.
You might think that from the above title that I'm tired and sore.
(me with my cousin)
The coming of the holidays creates a stirring within me.
Family. It's all about family.
I do not have my loved ones near.
I want them near year round.
They are all spread out in OH, PA, and FL.
Hubby and I are in KY.
(me with family and friends)
I do have one sister and her family in KY.
But they do not live down the street.
I would love to be able to hop in the truck and get her for a day of fun.
Or how about canning goods together from the garden harvest?
Oh, how I wish!
(family get together with my grandmother in the middle)
Growing up as a child, I was surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Heck, we lived on the same street.
Grandparents in one house, us in another, and a few more houses held the rest of family.
Close. Real close. Always together.
(me on the right with my cousins and holding my sister)
They were a part of my everyday existence and their influence made me who I am today.
I miss that now. Today I'm feeling it.
I want a farmhouse filled with family.