Home. No matter how often wanderlust strikes, I'm always happy to come home.
A friend made home even more delightful with this beautiful autumnscape.
Sometimes there are no words. "Showing up" can be a smile, a hug, a meal, a 'praying for you', or hearing me say how much I love my neighbor's front porch decorated for autumn and sneaking in while I'm out and giving me my own. I'm continuously humbled by the gifts my heavenly father gives me in this New England life I could never have imagined for myself.
I'll be honest, this year has been incredibly difficult with both Dave and I juggling work responsibilities, kids turning into teenagers, new roles and responsibilities at church, and navigating relationships and caring for others the way we feel called to - all in.
Many dates end up being the only chance we get to sort through difficult decisions and tough topics in all aspects of our lives without children around and it's easy to lose the connection of just being a couple in love.
But this guy...I love him more than ever - certainly more than 17 years ago when we said, "I do." It's just really hard sometimes because LIFE.
I'm looking forward to carving out some time just for us when we travel to Tennessee next week for friends' wedding because that's so important - couple time. Without kids. We came so close to making it a "tight turnaround trip" but then we didn't.
We as parents have to make it happen. Somehow. We just have to do it. Because if there's no time for us there is no us.
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Sometimes it's my friend @familyspice 's Persian Chicken Kabobs over a campfire and sometimes it's hot dogs and roasted veggies. Tonight I wish I was sitting by a fire...although....no, not really.
Thinking it wouldn't be so comfortable after my fall down the deck stairs last night. A few too many bruises right now.😂 #camping#campingwithkids#travel#campfirecooking#rtkbtravels