This week I saw my Nana and my Aunt, although I missed the chance to see my Brother. It felt good to actually make the time to be with them, and I’m glad I managed to stick to my goal of spending planning quality time with at least one Family member every week.
I’m not sure how the family holiday is going to pan out, since I found out my Brother forgot to apply for leave from work! However, I really want to catch up with him this week. It’s been too long.
-Catch up with my younger Brother, maybe go bowling or to a movie in the city? We could even invite my Sister.
-Have a coffee with my Dad, I haven’t seen him in a while.
-(It doesn’t really count as time but) Send my Mother a letter.
-Help my Aunt move house.
-Take my Nana out for dinner.
-Go the library with my Grandfather. 5 months ago
I have the most amazing family, and I say that without any hint of bias. My family kicks butt, and the people in my family are incredible.
For some reason I don’t spent half as much time with these amazing, incredible, kick butt people as I should. Part of the problem is the fact that I’m so comfortable with my relationship with the members of my Family that I don’t worry how they’ll feel if I go a few weeks without seeing them, or bail on plans the day before because something else has come up. Not the same way I worry about Friends.
I don’t give my Family the best because I know they love me at my worst and that just isn’t fair.
In light of that I’m going to endeavour to spend planned quality time with at least one Family member every week and stop taking my relationships with them for granted.
As it happens I current have some Family activities planned for the next little while.
Helping Nana in her garden and going through photo albums in search of a photo I desperately want to blow up and hang in my house.
Swinging by and seeing my Brother on the way to Nana’s, since they live so close together.
Having dinner with my Aunt, her two kids and husband.
A weekend away with my younger Brother and Sister.
A Midyear Christmas Party. 6 months ago
I will cherish the time that I have with my mother, father, brother and sister. They molded me into who I am today and I owe them more than I could ever repay. 20 months ago
Casino Niagara bus trip Jan 2013
Guyana for 2 weeks in April 2013 21 months ago