You never know how much you truly miss people until they are gone. I had forgotten the easy and comfortable conversation I have with people other than my kids and my husband. I've been trying to form new friendships here in Washington and with that comes a certain etiquette and a little shyness.
Having my extended family from California with us was just what I needed. Their visits added some more spice and extra flavor and also a release. There are different conversations you get to indulge in with a mom or sister. There are different laughs you get to experience too. And it's a break from the normal household family routine.