Castles in the Sand

When the waters rise, will our castles remain?

I have never lived really far from my family. Even now, 500 miles is an eight-hour drive. It’s not that far away. But at the same time, when I get home for Christmas it will have been almost four months since the last time I saw my grandparents and most of the rest of my family. It will mark the longest (by far) I’ve ever gone without seeing them.