This week offcially marks the start of the 6th month I’ve been away from home. That’s the longest I’ve ever gone without making a trip back to Missouri, and I certainly am feeling it. I don’t know if it’s the weather or the upcoming holidays, but I am ready for a trip back. Unfortunately, I have to wait a few more weeks until Thanksgiving.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about family… about how it’s so foundational, but it spreads far beyond foundation and becomes intertwined with every bit of life. I’ve been so lucky to have the family I do; I’m so so lucky.
To the family that raised me and to the family that I gained 4 years ago, you’re family that has chosen to love me even after you were forced to love me – to all of you back in Missouri – I love you, and I miss you, and I’ll see you soon.