There are times where I'll be sitting here and just get these fleeting moments in the pit of my stomach...a mixed feeling of sadness and joy. As I went through the process of washing out the kids water table, filling it with fresh water and cutting up watermelon as their morning snack, one of those moments hit me.
I was homesick. In that brief moment, all I could feel was how much I wished we were home with family on this holiday weekend. Bonfires, boating, camping, cookouts. Surrounded by all the nieces and nephews. I miss how easy it was to quite literally just up and go visit. To pack our things and just head up to my parents' house for the weekend...or week. And on the flipside, I also quite enjoy our life currently. Friends who have become family. Jobs we both enjoy. A beautiful home in a beautiful city.
One thing will never change; I'm a family girl. I love being surrounded by family. Sitting with my sisters and catching up. Snuggling all the littles in the family. Having drinks around the bonfire with music blasting through the backyard.
At times like that, I find myself in a moment of doubt.
And then it passes and I embrace my current state of being and smile at the babies running around the yard. They're getting so big. I don't have time for doubt, I have memories to make. And we learn to make the best of the moments we have back home (because Michigan will ALWAYS be home) with our friends and family.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We're with you in spirit.