This week’s topic is something or someone you have taken for granted.
I could probably think of 10 different things to talk about for this week. I think I am going to talk about my family though.
Wait, what? But you always post pictures of your family doing fun things and hanging out and write about how grateful you are for them!
True. But I am ashamed to admit, that was not always the case. I can blame some of that on teenage hormones and being a brat. But looking back, I wish I wanted to spend more time with my family when I was younger and get to know everyone better back then. Especially the people who aren’t here anymore.
You know how it is when you are younger. You want to play with your friends and not hang out with family. You see them all the time for pete’s sake! You miss family gatherings or birthdays. You have other, more important things to do.
But then you realize that sometimes friendships end. Sometimes all of them at once. [story for another day, perhaps] And you think that maybe your priorities were a little off.
This has become 100% obvious to me that I had been taking my family for granted when I moved out of my parents’ house. I realized how much they have done for me. And still are! Being an adult is a rough wake up.
I hope when Avery hits that time in her life where she wants nothing to do with us, she will at least humor me. Until she realizes she might be taking us for granted.