I generally made five to six trips each year back to Missouri since moving to Wyoming in 2009. Some years there were even more. Since leaving the funeral on November 2, 2015 and returning to Wyoming I have only been back to Missouri once to attend a wedding and preside over a graveside service. I do not miss doing the nearly 900 mile trip on a regular basis. I have seen the state of Nebraska along Interstate 80 frequently enough to hold me over for this lifetime. However, I am thankful I made regular visits back to see mom during all those years. I cherish those memories.
Life is ever changing. God's love is constant. Embrace that love and generously share it with others.