Another amazingful thing about being home is getting to hang with my friendsies. Technically I haven't had much of a hangout session yet BUT I did bump into my friend, Justin, today and he was finally able to give me this bracelet that he made for me months ago. (Thanks, Justino! I love it!) It has on it my husband's initials, and a heart.
Lastly, I get to hang with my nieces!
Rachel and I grew up together, which makes us more like sisters than anything else, but her daughter (Zariah) is who Rachel and I jokingly refer to as my "practice child." I swore she was my very own baby when she was born, and I definitely learned a lot about what it means to care for a baby just by having her around 24/7. She gave me good practice for my soon-to-arrive baby girl!
I love her like my own, and miss her too much when I'm in California. =(
All in all, family, friends, and food are filling my world for the next few weeks. I'll miss it all when i'm gone, but this season in my life calls for me to appreciate what it is that I can have, and patiently wait for those things that I must live without. I'm blessed to have my loving husband in California, a church that feels like home, and Jon's family members who have become my family members (and have done so much to make my transition a whole lot easier.) I am blessed in California and blessed in New York. Really, what more could I ask for?
" I trust in You, O LORD; I say, 'You are my God.' My times are in Your hands..." (Psalm 31:15)