Wednesday, March 26, 2014

22&23 Months and Life.

I was just looking back at my 21 Month Post thinking about how much has changed with Emersyn in just a few months! She is getting so big. Each day I am completely blown away by her new vocabulary. Dan and I will look at each other and say, "Did she really say that? I think she did.. but how does she know that?"

Ohio has still been freezing up until.. well.. today. Today was beautiful! 60 degrees.. sunny.. breezy... amazing. I have missed the spring. It makes missing South Carolina a little bit easier when Em and I can actually get out and play after school.

This year has really been a blur. I am not really sure what to think of it yet or how I will look back on it when time has passed. I'm not even sure what I'll think of these sappy blog posts.. haha but I do know one thing - it's okay that this year has been tough.. and it's also okay that I'm happy it's almost over.

Our first year at the new school is wrapping up, our time living with my parents is ending soon, and this summer is going to be full of settling in to our new little town, traveling with family, and visiting amazing friends. I think through this spring and summer it will start to feel more like home. I know it sounds crazy.. it's been 9 months - but at times it still feels like I'm just visiting Ohio on a long trip. I'm ready for that feeling to be over.

I've missed the positive people and genuine friendships that come with being in a place for a while. 5 years in S.C. was the perfect amount of time to really build some wonderful friendships. It's hard to start over again and it's also hard to admit I have to start over again considering we are living so close to my hometown.

I knew this day would come when I would have to "come back home" and realize that home isn't what I left behind. My parents are still here.. I still LOVE life in the country, but my hometown is not really my little town anymore and the connections I have with people are much different than 10 years ago (but that's understandable, right?)

I'm stronger than I was.. and the relationship I have with my husband, God, and a few sweet friends - has only gotten stronger. They've listened to me cry, assured me it would be okay, and gave advice.  I'm thankful for this year.. and I'm excited about what's to come.


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