Our family has always been a very tight knit one. Even if my sister left home at a very early age (high school) and then I left soon thereafter for college, we have always managed to remain a tight unit.
Lately, though, it seems as if I have been pulling away. I don't know why, maybe it's just because I feel uncomfortable being too close to people now. No excuses here, no explanations. It simply is.
Dad paid a short visit - he was in the area. I was getting ready for work. He was here only for a few minutes but I feel good. Sometimes, short visits are better than prolonged vacations with family sometimes. (With Sam and Silas as the exceptions, ha ha.)