I haven't seen them in 3 years. But that's not unusual. Years normally separate us, aside from geographically. All that space between us - the physical, the emotional, that's all quietly engineered, as things fall into place, as a response to everything I had grown up with. I believe that you reap what you sow - and as a consequence, the only 2 children they have are spread across the world, thousands of kilometers away. Yes, I believe you reap what you sow... and yet I realise how mean I am to be even thinking that.
My parental units arrive on Friday. They're here for 2 weeks. There is so much history they will bring with them. So much I have striven to move away from. I know they will bring with them all the baggage and all the pain. All that needless pain.