Reunite with my Niece
Organized by: Laura Ehlen
It has been several years since I have seen my niece. Our relationship has always been difficult because I live so far away and because my brother and her mother are divorced. My brother is 10 years older than me and so when my niece was born, I was still growing up. When he went through the divorce, I was not mature enough to understand what was happening. Therefore, I never thought about what my future relationship with my niece would look like.
Now that she is 14, she has a couple siblings and has helped take care of them since they were babies. She is so smart and mature, but hasn't had a real opportunity to be a kid. I feel as though she deserves something really special. I want to redevelop my relationship with her by sharing something really special. I think a trip where we really bond might help us start down the path of staying connected and really sharing. I desperately want to be apart of her life as she grows into a woman. I want her to be able to feel supported and have someone to feel safe with. I am not that for her as of now, but this needs to change. We live many states apart and I really want to feel like I am a part of her life.