Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Parts of home.

This past weekend four of my good friends came up for a visit. It was wonderful! It felt like I had parts of home with me in Monterey. Their visit came at the right time. I've been longing for home and for the people there. I can't tell you how refreshing it was to sit on my bed and talk for hours with the girls while the boys played video games;). I hadn't had a deep conversation like I did this past weekend in months... I loved it! I didn't want to say goodbye but it was comforting to know that I'll be seeing them all in a month. I wish that when I did come down for Thanksgiving I could just stay there in Southern California. I will have to make do with a week!

Sometimes I wish my adjustment to Monterey would go much quicker. I wish I wouldn't get as homesick as I do. I always thought I was the type of person that could just get up and move anywhere without any problem. I'm learning that I'm not. I am having such a hard time being apart from my family and my friends. I hate too that Riley is growing up so fast and everyone is missing out on it.

I am grateful though for the people we have met, for the friends I've made. I'm grateful for Leif's job. I'm grateful for Skype so we are able to see our families and friends. I'm trying to remember that God brought us here for a reason. Some days its easier to remember while others, like when I really want to drive over and see my mom, its not. God is good though. Always.

4 comments:

timewilltell said...

That is the coolest photo EVER!! :D

stacy di said...

it takes time to settle in...you'll get there.

glad you had a fun weekend with your friends...and how nice that they are within driving distance!

Patty said...

i love that you ended on such a positive note :-) its true, god has you there for a reason but it must be extra hard having riley and wanting her to be surrounded by fam and friends.

Chanel said...

that picture is hilarious! i'm sorry you're not adjusting as quickly as you want, but it takes time! My first year in Monterey was miserable! After that I never wanted to leave. I've lived the military life most of my life and moving around is never as easy as you want it to be, but you always appreciate the opportunity. Good luck Margeret