For the most part, I’m pretty lucky to have my loved ones close when the holidays roll around. One of my sisters lives in the same city as me, while my other siblings and my mother are only about a two-hour drive away. Each year, we pick a day shortly after Christmas to meet and enjoy some gift exchanges, food and conversation while the cousins get some playtime with one another. But my husband’s family is another matter.
Jeremy was born and raised just outside Barrie, Ontario, and almost all his family and extended family are still in the area. We’re very close to his family members and luckily, we usually see his parents at least two or three times a year. But his brothers, grandparents and other relatives are another story. And during the holidays, we always miss having them close by. [Read more…]