This post is probably quite self-serving but I really want you to understand how important it is to show up for family events. I know, I know you've got a million other things you'd rather be doing. Believe me, I understand.
Every time a holiday comes around... I dread traveling. It's not that I don't like my family... I really do. And I'm always happy when I get to spend time with them. It's just difficult to adjust the schedule.
But the older I get, the more I understand how important it is to make the effort. Life goes too fast... things change in the blink of an eye.
So I'm asking you (already) to indulge me. I promise to make it as fun as possible... But I really, really want you to be around.