How far would you travel to see family?
Friends recently made the twenty-four-hour flight to Japan. Their son was stationed at Kadena Air Force Base on Okinawa. Parts of their trip involved connecting flights. The longest stretch of the trip was the twelve hours over the ocean.
When our friends arrived on base, they were ushered into their grandson’s bedroom. He had happily given up his room for them. His happiness was reflected in the poster he put up beside the bed.
In case you cannot interpret his message above, it reads:
I love (you) so much. I’m so glad you’re here.
I can’t wait to show you flowers and parks. They are so cool!
What grandma would not be delighted to receive such a sweet welcome from her grandson?
The family did indeed show them the sights. Their first stop was at the massive Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. The outside was as amazing as the inside. In the featured photo above and here below are some of the flower gardens.
We do not always know how important we are to our family. Sometimes it takes a physical separation to find out.
How far would you go to be with your family? Or what is the longest trip you have made? Tell me about your adventure(s) in the comments below.
May you always have a healthy relationship with your loved ones–no matter how many miles separate you.
Until next time . . . Travel Light,
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In 2012, I left my comfortable home in Tampa, FL to go to the Congo to seek and embrace the legacy of my Aunt Lodema Short. She was a family heroin and I wanted to see some of her students to find out from them whether she had made a difference in their lives. The answer became a book called “Home Is Where God Calls Us” and I would never trade those days for anything.
Wonderful! Where is the book available?
So far, I haven’t needed to make that decision. But I’m sure I would travel across oceans to see my son.