hollyh Posted July 4, 2012 Share Posted July 4, 2012 I just got back from our family vacation. It was an awesome time filled with cherished times for our kids. I love our vacations- even if they are TONS of work. This year was different though and I had some insight that I wanted to pass on to others in case it is helpful for anyone... My dad passed away last year. Going camping with my family this year brought back a flood of memories of growing up with my dad and all of our family camping trips/vacations. An enormous amount of memories filled my mind and my emotions overflowed all week remembering all of our fond times together. It was different than remembering him in everyday life- where it all seems to blend in together. There were tangible clear pictures of memories/experiences in my mind. It made me realize how important family vacations are for our kids. I think the "different" location/experiences help solidify those times in our brains (at least mine). Realizing this made planning special events and trips for our future even more important. When we are gone and our kids look back on life- I want them to be able to have a plethora of these memories to draw on in their memory banks. There's my 2 cents. Enjoy your families. Make the effort to plan special times with them. :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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