Monday, July 16, 2012

What Keeps Me Going Back

I left Edmonton 13 years ago... It's crazy to think that it has been 13 YEARS!  We have returned and visited every summer.  Due to some family issues that my extended family is now having to face, I've done a lot of reflecting during this trip.  It is very possible that this will be the last year that our family will be visiting for as long as we have been.  One thing I am certain of, many changes are in store for the Tong family in this next year.  Even though Edmonton has changed (I have changed)and I no longer "fit" here, I still consider this city to be my home.  So what is it that makes me yearn to go back every year?
My mom
 Valuable friends
    My amazing sister, Sarah, who is a huge, huge blessing in my life
My kids... It is just so important to me that Grace and Jeremy experience, learn, and see a huge part of what makes me, "me."
As with every year, saying goodbye for me is very sad and emotional... It has been 13 years and saying goodbye is still as hard as ever...

1 comment:

JHNickodemus said...

I've been doing lots of catching up on your blog! Thanks for all the updates!