[Image credit: Teerapun]

I only have a chance to spend time with my out-of-town family and friends once or twice a year, and even those visits are limited by days, hours and minutes.  It requires careful juggling, arranging and rearranging of schedules and extra work before and after.  But while I’m in the moment, packing every second I can into the dinners, drinks and face-to-face times, I find myself lingering over the hugs and trying to memorize the feel and scent of home.  But I realize there is never enough time to capture it all; I can only try.

How do you make up for lost time?