I'm almost 34 years old. I've lived nearly 1000 miles away from my immediate family for close to 12 years now. I just got home from a one-week road trip to visit them. Since I've gotten home, I've been really sad and even cried some. I think the visit showed me just how much time has passed and how everyone is getting older. I see my family several times a year, so I don't know exactly why I'm being affected so much by this visit. I remember how my mom and grandmother would cry when we would have to say goodbye on visits when I was a kid. I never understood how they felt until now.