Next week marks 8 whole months since we packed up the family and moved up here to Michigan. We have had ups and downs, tears and laughter, sadness over what we left behind, joy on what lies ahead. Mostly we are enjoying ourselves immensely.
Friday I flew with Reuben back to Arizona for what was supposed to be a quick turn around trip of a couple of days. He needed to get his truck and needed someone to help him drive it home. We were supposed to leave Saturday and be home by Monday. As always, things did not go according to plan.
We arrived Friday and my brother in law picked us up in Mesa. No one had told my big sis we were coming so she was completely surprised. It was really good to see her again. We spent the night with her and my other big sis just happened to be coming to stay the weekend so we surprised her too.
Saturday we headed to Tucson, then to Willcox to get the truck. Saturday night I surprised a good friend of mine at her work and she ditched out early so we could spend a little time together. Turns out the next day she was headed to the Circuit Assembly where all the people I planned on surprising Sunday just happened to be. So off to the assembly I went.
It was so nice to see everyone again. Lots of smiles and hugs and tears.
Then I had to say goodbye to everyone again. I hate that! It is absolutely the worst part. Especially saying goodbye to the family. I still have to not think about it too much or I cry again. I love you my sissy's and can't wait to see you again.
The drive home went quickly and we watched the scenery change from dusty brown to brilliant green. Yesterday I had to get back in the car again and head to Grand Rapids with Cameron but today I have been enjoying wandering around the house seeing everything that has changed in the few short days I was gone.
The weather is so nice. 60 warm degrees. Sun is shining brightly and the cool breeze comes and dances on your skin every few minutes. New flowers have bloomed. The garden is doing awesome with new sprouts up everywhere. And the dragonflies are back. Last year when we arrived they flooded the yard for a few days and then were gone. A couple even landed on my arm and said hello. AWESOME!
I miss everyone in Tucson and wish I could bring them all home with me. I miss them, but it is so good to be home!