Do you take Family Traditions for Granted? & Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup.

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It has been a pretty rough couple weeks here. My Uncle had a massive heart attack and has been in ICU in critical condition. (The next few days are going to be pretty critical.)

With him being in the hospital on the Easter weekend my cousin was at a loss. She did the whole Easter baskets and hiding eggs with her kids, then one of her daughters asked what are we going to do today? My cousin was at a complete loss because normally they go to her parents for Easter after church, and spend the day with them and her siblings. She wasn’t even prepared for not being able to do this. It hadn’t even crossed her mind until that moment that she needed to find an alternative to what they normally always do.

This Easter our kids weren’t able to be here for various reasons. It is the first holiday that I haven’t had at least a couple of kids home. Normally we would go to my Parents or Andy’s Moms. At my parents most of my siblings would be there and we would have a big dinner. At my Mother in Laws (she lived in the middle of nowhere) we would take the jeep and go jeeping, stop and hide eggs, and then have a picnic. Well as I said we had no kids, my parents are out of town, and we couldn’t go to my Mother in Laws. We did go for a drive up to the mountains but it just didn’t seem right. I am so use to what we always do that having to do something else just didn’t seem right.

I think back and there have been a few years that I wanted to do something different, but we always did what we always did. I am so glad that we did. I know my cousin is glad that they had a tradition of always going to her parents. Because no matter what happens her kids will always have the memories of past Easters and holidays.

I think sometimes we take these things for granted and don’t really stop and enjoy the moment because we think it will always be this way. But things can change in an instant.

If you have Family traditions embrace them and don’t take them for granted (even if sometimes you want to do things differently).

Do you have Family traditions that you do every year?

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10 thoughts on “Do you take Family Traditions for Granted? & Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup.

  1. Barbara H.

    Thanks for the link, Connie! I did want to let you know that the link goes to my “about me” page rather than the “12 things you should know about caring for the elderly” post.

    I am sorry to hear about your uncle. I think that’s part of the grief involved when something like that happens – concerns for the person and their health as well as the shake-up of everyday life. I hope he gets better and heals quickly.

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Barbara,
      Thanks for letting me know I will get it fixed.
      I really liked your post, I was going to pick it as my favorite but Brandi did it first lol. We are also trying to take care of my Mother in Law, I really could relate to all that you had to say.
      have a great day
      Connie

  2. Julie

    Connie- we’ve had to revamp a lot of our holiday traditions since starting our own family. My mom’s side used to get together at every holiday, but a falling-out has caused a great rift.
    I’m good at coming up with ideas but bad on implementation 🙂
    I’m hoping my kids can have fond memories of childhood holidays!

    Thanks for hosting!

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Julie,
      I am so glad I am not the only one who can come up with good ideas, but not implement them like I should. I always have all these things I think would be great to do, but by the time comes to do them I am no where near ready lol. I think as long as you are doing things with your kids for the holidays (no matter what it is) they are going to have good memories of them.
      have a great day
      Connie

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Maree,
      Thank you so much.
      I will have to go read your post.
      Have a great day
      Connie

  3. Debbie Kitterman

    Oh Connie – I am so sorry to hear about your uncle being in ICU and his heart attack – I am praying that he recovers and is on the mend quickly. Having lost someone recently I can agree with your thought to not take things for granted. Thank you for linking up with #TuneInThursday today! I am so blessed to have you linking up your posts as part of the community.

  4. Jann Olson

    Family traditions are very important to me, but we have to be flexible for when change does come. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann