Coming Back for the Right Reasons
At various points on this blog, I have talked about my reasons for coming back to Jamaica.
One reason is that I wanted to be closer to my parents -- within driving range rather than calling range or internet range.
A few weeks ago my father-in-law passed away suddenly. He was 90, so it was not altogether unexpected, but I had seen him in Trinidad only a few days before, and spent the night with him, so it was a bit of a shock.
I had a feeling of gratitude for my return to live in Jamaica 2 years ago, because I would not have gotten to know him if I had remained in New Jersey, or even in Miami.
As I watch my own parents get older, I am even more happy to be here, as the comforts of living in the US are outweighed by the benefits of being close to family.