We wrapped up a long week of driver’s education, wrestling, schoolwork, laundry, and last-minute gift buying.
We headed for New England while the rest of the Eastern Seaboard slept.
It’s not that it’s easy for us to travel for the holidays…
but when reality stares you down, and you understand that none of us are promised tomorrow,
that we’re all really living on borrowed time (especially my dad),
Simple as that.
There will always be exhaustion, chaos, and, of course,
plenty of germs to be shared.
Just comes with the territory of a large family traveling.
But I promise you, there will also be moments of tenderness, joy, connection, and togetherness,
with the circle of people you have been called to love.
Memories that will be etched forever in your heart.