I started out blogging as a way to keep in touch with my family that lives in Scotland. I was born and raised in Scotland, but moved to the states in the 90's with my Mum, two older sisters, and my step Dad. My Mum is the one who kept everyone in Scotland up to date with the happenings in the US.
I don't think any of my Scottish relatives read my blog so it has become my foster care blog.
Since my Mum's passing its just me and my two big sisters that live in the states (they live 12 hrs from me) Its hard at times not having any extended family. Even harder when you don't really see your inlaws. Its just me and the hubby most of the time.
I think back to our family get together's, Christmas dinners, and new years plays. Or the scavenger hunts at Easter time, and it makes me sad.
How is it that they have forgotten about us? Why do phone calls not get returned or emails answered? Are they just too busy with the own lives to care about ours?
When I was in Scotland this passed Oct, some of them where too busy to meet with me for any length of time.
Ahh well they are the ones that are missing out. They are missing out on relationships with myself and my sisters. But also my nieces, and nephews.
I love my sisters dearly (and my big bro too). I am so thankful for our relationship, and I don't know what I would do without them.