For some reason, not being a part of that hit me hard this year.
I think there were several factors in this:
- I assumed I would be a part of Mike's family celebration this year (an assumption that I should not have made)
- I felt a tremendous amount of guilt for Cam's lack of ties to my family
- There are several significant life issues hovering over my head right now
My uncle did send me this invitation to the event, including us as much as he could.
I was thrilled to not be forgotten.
I was terribly sad to know I'd be missing out on memories.