Simple sadness

by Jen Reeves on May 9, 2007 · 1 comment

in 2007, Family, May07, Mommy Thoughts, Moving

For the last four years, we’ve had it really good. Really good. We’ve had a job that has been incredibly fulfilling, although exhausting. We have two awesome kids, although exhausting. But there’s been a very fortunate family connection. My brother-in-law lives less than two hours away from us. He has been a really important part of our lives.

This morning we found out he’s moving and I’m devastated. His love for us and our kids has been incredibly special… And his ease to visit has been really special to Cam and Jordan. He’s one of the few people who she’ll let her hold other than me. I knew this was a possibility all along. But it’s rare to fall into such a comfortable pattern.

We go there, hang out, play with his fiends. The in-laws can meet us there and watch the kids while we play. We can go there, go to the zoo or a children’s museum. He’s always made his home our home. You just don’t get that lucky. I moved a ton as a kid and I had to accept change. I’m in a position in my life where I’ve decided to stay put. It’s a new experience. So just as I settle in, Uncle Barry has to move on.

So I will celebrate the wonderful four years we’ve had living so close to Uncle Barry. Maybe someday we’ll be lucky enough to have him live near us again.

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Student of Life May 10, 2007 at 10:56 am

I’m sad to hear that, too. He’s such a nice guy. I know how great it would be if we had family living within driving distance of us. D barely knows his aunts and uncles. Wish him luck from us!
-Baker

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