The down side of being away.

There are so many wonderful things about the life that we’re leading, the places we’ve been and the place that we are. But there are downsides as well; notably, how incredibly far away we are from the people who are most important in our lives.

We’ve missed births, deaths, marriages, first steps, next steps, last words, and everything in between.

Today, a very good friend of mine – a friend of 26 years – got married. While I’m so amazingly, wonderfully happy for him and his now wife, I’m also a more than a little sad that we couldn’t be there to share in their joy.

I think that of all of the things that might change our lives in the next year, the distance from family and friends will have the biggest impact.

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