Years ago, this would really get me down. Not anymore! Especially when those in my life can fill the voids or make me a part of something when these boundaries are raised.
As you know, my daughter went on vacation with my brother, actually the met up at Disneyland. I really wanted to go. I mean I would have done just about anything to be able to but there was just no way. It's one of those times where I had to make one of those great choices in life. There was a lot of reasoning within me to help sooth my disappointment that I would not be able to go. After all, had I gone with them I would have been to tired or in too much pain for what was coming just days after that trip. So I counted my blessing.
While they were on their exciting trip, they kept me a part by way of texting and pictures. It was like I was there. I counted my blessings.
Once they were home and their pictures were being uploaded, it was wonderful to see how much fun they had, but I felt a bit left out. Instead of allowing those feeling to overcome the joy of seeing their fun, I put together a collage for my brother and daughter.
After I finished it I sent it them and got this response....