Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I commute about 40 minutes to work every day. It's a long drive, but allows me to talk (on a handsfree headset) to several members of my family. It has become a tradition that I call my dad and my aunt in the morning and my mom, sister, sister in law in the afternoon. My dad has been in China and India for a few weeks and we haven't had our morning conversation. I talked to him last night to make sure he made it home safely but the conversation just isn't the same as it is when we are both driving to work in the morning. So this morning I called him and we caught up on everything going on in our lives. He gives me career advice in the mornings, we talk about just about everything. This morning we finally had a chance to talk about my grandfather and how he was doing...which was good. Like many people, my dad and I don't always see eye to eye when we are together. My parents live about 8 hours from here and I don't get to see them very often, but this connection that I maintain with my dad in the mornings is vital to our relationship. The past few weeks have been tough not having the option to call him and talk about whatever is on my mind at 6am. My routine was interupted and the day just didn't seem to start on the right foot. Today, I was able to have the conversation with my dad, and the day has started off the way it's supposed to.