I've gotten pretty well used to be being far away from my family, and while I hate missing out on family get-togethers, I've learned to live with it. It's a part of life, albeit a sad one.
So what a surprise when I came across this and this on my sister-in-law's flickr! My grandmother celebrated her 80th birthday last week, and I was sad I wouldn't be there for it. But like I said, it's just part of life now, which I have no choice but to accept.
Thanks, Kristen, for posting those pictures of my Mamaw and Papaw. It made me very, very happy.
(In other news that I've been dying to announce, I mopped my kitchen floor! I know!)