Why is it that we only tend to see those relatives that live out of state at times of extreme joy, i.e. a wedding, or times of extreme sadness, i.e. a death? Having just been through this it really makes me wonder.
The thought that is crossing my mind is why is it that out of state family will come and mourn a person's death but not necessarily come and enjoy their life? This to me just shows that in this society we do not put enough emphasis on the people in our lives. Granted I understand that we all get preoccupied with our own lives and happenings, but we should make time for those special people we call family members. In this day and age there are far too many ways to "see" those who live far away without having to leave your own house.
Life is too short to not see your loved ones on a more consistent basis. We need to remember that family is more important then anything! Blood is thicker then water after all...
Family is what makes us who we are...they are what shapes us!
(C - not directed at you! love and miss you bunches)