In Response to Re: Everyday Traditions - not many left:
In Response to Re: Everyday Traditions - not many left : Angela, I hear you loud and clear. We too are far from our four children and seven grandchildren. There isn't always time or money to make frequent visits but we relish every special time together. All four live in different states, none are within a day's drive. I've found working with young people at church a very rewarding use of my time. I also enjoy visiting shut-ins but haven't done much of that of late. As a hospital volunteer, I often see older members of church as patients. That gives me a good opportunity to visit and encourage them. I see that our children have begun their own holiday traditions, as well as carrying-over some we established with them when they were children.
Posted by Harriet G
I guess that this is the best thing and most of us older folks have learned to share our time and talents to make up for the distances between us and our children. I know that I find airline traveling today a hassle since when I must fly I am alway patted down because of a double hip replacement.