Michigan is such a beautiful state with its rolling hills, tall trees, wildlife, and perfect, soft grass. It’s the kind of state where wildflowers line the streets in spring time, and you can take a long, quiet walk and stumble upon only a few farm houses.
Recently, my family took a last-minute trip up to northern Michigan to visit family and attend a funeral. While the circumstances for being there were sad, those few days with extended family was renewing.
This is where the majority of my extended family on my Mom’s side reside. As such, it was a bit of a family reunion when we gathered.
My mom and I kept talking about how refreshing, and important it is to spend time with extended family. Your perspective on your own life changes as you realize you’re a part of something bigger than just yourself and your immediate family.
There are people in different parts of the world, living their own intricate and busy lives. Yet, you’re still connected. That’s pretty neat.
We were only in northern Michigan for about 3 days, which we spent sitting around the living room telling stories, laughing till tears came, and enjoying the trails through the woods, and remembering my dear uncle that had passed.
Family is so important, and I’m greatly thankful for the time we were able to spend together in fellowship. Also, I’m thankful for the breathtaking sunsets.