Sunday, May 23, 2010


I have really been thinking the past several weeks about how much I miss my family. It has been 3 years since we moved to Washington and it just gets harder and harder to be away from them. There have been many times the past couple of months that I wish we could just move back so that I could be close to my family. It is so hard on me knowing that my mom is lucky if she sees my kids once a year. I really miss the south. I think that people there were a little nicer and just willing to do anything for you no matter what. Which, I also think is my downfall sometimes. I always try to be that person that is there for anyone no matter what and sometimes I feel like people around here think that I am some kind of crazy person because I am always checking on everyone making sure that they are all doing OK. (I hope that makes sense and if it doesn't ask me and I will try to explain a little better.) Hopefully, the kids and I will be able to go visit my parents for a couple of weeks in the next couple of months. I just wish plane tickets weren't soooo expensive. I have a feeling though, that if I end up really liking the area where my parents are living right now, it is going to be very hard for me to come home, except that Bryce will still be here waiting for us. I just keep telling myself that if it is meant to be for us to move down there, then some way some how it will happen.

This past weekend was the 5th anniversary of my becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There are many times when it feels like these past 5 years have just flown by and then there are those times where it seems like it has just drug by. This also means that mine and Bryce's 5 year anniversary is coming up in the next 10 days. Kind of funny to think that by this time in his first marriage, their marriage was already over. We joke about how we have made it and since we have lasted longer than his first marriage, then we must be doing something right!


Heatherlyn said...

I think Washington would be hard because isn't it all rainy and gloomy? Maybe that's just the hype.

My parents live several states away and I think we see them once (maybe twice though) a year. I miss being near family because it's nice to have that support system. Without a family support system it sometimes can feel very lonely. Other people don't really know and love you like your family does. And grandparents add so much to the life of a child. Anyway, I can relate to what it feels like to live so far away from family. I hope you have a really nice visit this summer!

I can also relate to the marriage anniversary milestones. My husband was married for less than 3 years and I was for less than 4. We are now celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year! Hooray! I think some people are just not meant to be together! And some people are! Congratulations!

Katie said...

I am so sorry that you are so homesick for your family. I wish I could do something for you!

Bryce said...

I can't believe that someone got offended over this post. I agree with everything said. People are genuinely nice in the south and are not easily offended. To that someone or someones, you must be so exhausted searching for something to get offended about.
You must be wore out. To you I say, you need to either get a job or a life or maybe both. If you want to get offended, give me a buzz and we can chat. I only need 30 seconds to let you know what I think about you and your little bubble that you live in. If you don't, that's OK, but shut the hell up. Offended yet?