Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Down

I must admit that I am feeling a bit homesick today.

 I am missing my family. I am missing my friends.  I am missing the usual routine of the Christmas season.  I am missing my church family.  I am missing my morning run with my super duper running buddy.  I am missing the wildlife (I know, right, I haven't even seen a bunny).  I am missing the fabric store.  I am missing my neighbors right across the street.  I am pretty much missing my life.

A very wise woman once told me that a pity party is no fun because it is only a party for one.  I am the only one at my pity party today.  I guess I better get up off the couch, put the Christmas cookies away, take off this old FHS sweatshirt from 1992 and get moving.

Today is the first day that I have really felt sad about moving.  We are so blessed and grateful for this move. Living here rocks and  I do love it.  But today I am missing all the familiars just a bit.

I keep telling the kids that even when something (school, routine, friendship)  looks different, it doesn't mean that it is bad.  Just a different kind of good.  Maybe I should be taking my own advice.

Chin up, Jennifer.  Life is good.

3 comments:

Jenn said...

We miss you guys too. When we went to the caroling party Rachel commented "it's just not fun without Alice, can we go home?" Soon you'll have even more friends and extended family up there who. Who wouldn't fall in love with your family? Hope we can find time to meet up during the break!

Jenn

Papa G said...

We cannot be there but here is a "BIG HUUUUUGG" from us to all of you. As hard as it may seem, "this too shall pass". Enjoy these moments. Although sad, they make you stronger. Remember the family and friends in both CO and MI love and support you.

Abernethy Adventures said...

I must be hallucinating because I think I see your blue mommy missile zoom by, and then I realize you don't even have that car anymore. The other day I actually parked by a black car at Safeway with an LT100 bumper sticker in hopes that I could stalk a Wescott. No such luck but it DID remind me of when I saw Scott there late one night buying diapers when I was ginormously pregnant with Ian and the look on his face when he saw the size of my belly was priceless. Miss you too. Frisco is lucky to have you! Big hug!!!