When I was younger, I always thought that me and my family would live near each other. I’ve seen movies where the kids go back to visit the parents during Thanksgiving or Christmas, and thought that was weird because they didn’t live near each other. However, now that I am older (and hopefully wiser), my sisters and my parents are spread out all over the place. My parents and two sisters moved to North Carolina. However, even that was not enough. Every three months, my mother is in a different state as a traveling nurse. My father for the past few months has been back in Connecticut (our roots) helping a friend and only recently went back home. My sister Trisha has been to the middle east in two different military tours and now resides in Illinois. As I watch these “holiday” or “family” movies, I think differently about them and how it relates to my family as it is now. I hope that as I grow older and start my own family, that we will all be able to get together at least once a year to share memories and experiences. I hope that I get to travel all over to see them in their homes and with their families.