From what Brent calls the Bird's eye view of these fantastic mountains I really begin to understand the true distances I travel. For years I have been traveling to work, to see family, to visit friends, take kids to school,and to be with Brent. 5000 km each month has been the average now for the last few years. The ware on the vehicles has been more than substantial, but even more so the wear on me has become almost more than I can bare.
The rest of my family however, inhabits in the interior of this beautiful province, and while a 24 hour drive is not out of the question I find the thought of it rather scary at this point in time. All the driving during the last few years has left a rather poor taste in my mouth, not to mention the possible effects it's had on my sanity.
Up to this point in my life I have taken my family being close for granted. We've always been able to visit when we wanted to and been close by when they needed us or we needed them. The thought of not having them close saddens me; although, I know it's part of the sacrifice involved in making our dream life a reality.
On the bright side I haven't left yet and there is still time. When I take into consideration the 24 hour drive that our future holds, the current 5 hour drive seems like a breeze.
As I gaze at the moon out the small oval window of the Bombardier Dash 8-300 aircraft, the last of the day's light slips away into a purple haze on the horizon. A feeling relief follows knowing that although it may be more difficult to see our family we sure are going to appreciate all the time spent with them. Making every moment count.
Live Life to the Fullest