Monday, December 28, 2009

And Then There Were None

I missed my sisters today. Maybe it’s the cold winter blues. Maybe it’s the fact that a lot of my friends’ lives have drifted away from my own. Maybe it’s simply because all three of my siblings moved away in such a short period of time.

I am almost twenty-nine. My closest sister is twenty-seven, the next, twenty, and the youngest is eighteen. The baby of the family left for college in the end of August, moving five hours away to the other side of our rather large state. One week later my closest sister moved an hour and a half south to take a job in Philadelphia. And then in October my last remaining sister married and is making her new home three hours away in Maryland. I’m the only one who stayed.

Everyday life generally keeps me busy enough that I don’t notice, but today I found myself feeling emotional and rather lonely for their company. I suppose I shouldn’t complain because they don’t live terribly far away. And I suppose it’s nice that we all get along and love each other to the point of missing each other now and again.

Kneeling from left: my mom holding my daughter, my son, my daddy
Standing: my closest sister, my baby sister, me holding my baby, my little sister, my grammy
Back row: my husband, my brother-in-law, my pop-pop


Eleanor said...

I know how you feel, my little sister is moving away in a few weeks to start a new job and settle down 4 hours away! I'm going to miss her SO much!

I'm one of four too - its quite a shock to go from having lots of partners in crime around you to zero!

I love how all your sisters are wearing your necklaces!

fawndear said...

My nearest family is 13 hours away and so I know what you mean by missing them. I was the dolt who moved away though. Now I pay for it, especially over the holidays when we can't get together.
I try to make up for it through emails and phone calls but it isn't quite the same. I do appreciate the times we are together much more now.