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The News Nobody Wants to Hear, part 2

Remember the news nobody wants to hear?  I’ve come home from England to be with my family now.  I’m so glad I did.  Though we’ve got a bit of a way to go before being near the news.  My uncle, who is terminally ill with cancer, lives in Pennsylvania.  My parents and I will be driving up there starting tomorrow.

We’re facing a drive of several days.  That may not be the most efficient way of getting up there, but it’s been a long time since we’ve had a family trip.  I think we’re all looking forward to having this time together because it’s so rare to have it once you reach a certain age and have a permanent job and so forth.

I am grateful to have this time among family now.  Not everyone would get the chance to do this, whether or not they live overseas, but of course that just creates a whole new level of hassle whenever that little homing beacon goes off and you know you need to be there.  And now I am here.

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