Anyway, when I was a 26 years of Jurassic Park 1993 2019 signature shirt, we’d take family outings to their cabin at least once per month, and the two families rotated hosting the major holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas). My parents both seemed to genuinely enjoy going there, and my godparents seemed to enjoy having us over. They had no children of their own, so my sister and I gave them an outlet for their parenting instincts from time to time. But, sometime when I was a young teen, our family outings to my godparents’ cabin dropped considerably. We still did the holiday rotation, but the visits just for the sake of visiting became rare.
We would even sometimes be just a few miles from their cabin, 26 years of Jurassic Park 1993 2019 signature shirt, and my father wouldn’t agree to swing by just to say hello, since we were so close. Once, while hosting Thanksgiving one year, when I was about 15 or so, I noticed that my father was not participating like he normally would. He wasn’t “in the spirit” at all. He was just sitting in his room, alone, reading, while everyone else was enjoying themselves. I moved a thousand miles away for college at age 18 and, by my sophomore year, I had a full-time job near college, so my trips to my parents’ house became Christmas-only annual events. It was during one of those events that I finally heard my mother say something about what I’d noticed every Christmas since.