This trip home has been so good and so hard. Kirst explained it perfectly. It has been SO good to spend time with family: Hearing Evie say”papa!”, feeling my sister-in-law’s baby move for the first time, chatting (and chatting and chatting) with my mama and sister, laughing with my brother, cooking with my dad. Yep, spending time with my family has been so good for my heart.
Some other things that feel like a huge blessing after being out of the U.S. for almost a year? Target, pumpkin spice lattes, mexican food, jean-weather, sonic, rain and, of course, being home for the first signs of fall:
Thanks for all the sweet notes, comments and prayers. We have definitely felt loved and blessed in this hard time.