Dear Daughter,

Monday, October 23, 2017

After we met up with your cousins and finished walking the Scarecrow trail, you said you were just out of energy. Then, you fell asleep in the car on our way to the grocery store. I did all my shopping like this. Sometimes I had to hold your face in my hand as I reached for an item. I wanted to just stop and alternate studying and kissing your sweet little face as you slept. Moments like these are so precious to me. I love you, daughter.

Scarecrow Trail

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A spontaneous meet-up of my sisters, nieces, and mama earlier this week. Does our pumpkin patch look sincere enough for the Great Pumpkin to visit us? We had such a good time chasing the girls down the scarecrow/pumpkin trail. Moments like these are quite a blessing, no?

Even though I want so badly to travel and fall in love with a new place better suited for our family's personal beliefs & interests, I am aware of just how lucky three sisters were in having these three little girls at practically the same time. With our age gaps, we didn't get the closeness we see unfolding in Kindred, Nova, and Naiya. Moving away someday leaves me feeling very conflicted.

For now, I am just going to enjoy the present moment and see where life/fate takes us... There may never be a place quite like home. Who knows?