Let's Chat :: The Importance of Family Vacations

Sunday, August 24, 2014
This morning I am waking up in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I'll be spending the next week here with my sisters and their families. It's an annual family tradition that started in 2007 when we returned to the place where we spent many, many family vacations as children.

Now, seven years later, we all look forward to this sort of family reunion. It's a week of beaching it, eating at our favorite boardwalk joints, card games, bingo games, morning walks, and lots of laughs.

I love that year after year, we make this trip a priority. After the deaths of both of our parents in 2007 and 2008 respectively, we knew just how important this vacation would be. It's a time to honor our parents. It's a time to remember the times that we had been here as kids and a time to make new memories with our own children.

At the heart of it, Rehoboth Beach, to us, means family. It's a place to celebrate who we are and what we have become. It's our second home, in a sense, and the place that signifies the importance of spending time together.

Whether we are all together or we split up and go our separate ways at times during this week, we are always somehow connected. And that's one of the things I love most about this vacation. We don't have to spend every moment of every day together to know how much each of us loves being together.

At the end of the day, I can't imagine a summer that doesn't include this family vacation to Rehoboth Beach. Not only is it a chance to refresh and recharge, but it's our time to reminisce and reconnect.

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