Sorry about my unexpected blog absence last week. Sam and I actually traveled with Jeff on business for a few days. Even though traveling with a toddler isn't exactly relaxing; it was still really nice to have a few days of eating out, shopping, watching too much TV, and letting someone else make my bed every morning (at the hotel). Even the six hour car trip both ways was pleasant thanks to my laptop, a power converter, and Toy Story 3 on repeat.
Once Jeff finished up, we headed to the Eastern Shore for a quick visit with my friend Pryor, her growing baby bump, bearded husband, and beautiful farm. This is quoted from her blog today, but it perfectly sums up my feelings too: "The best thing about this weekend was being known. Even for just 24 hours, I [was with a] friend... who has known me since I was three years old. (Wow.) We knew each other as little kids in preschool, as Freshman year roommates, as newly married friends, and, now, as moms and moms-to-be. So, so thankful. These kind of friendships are rare. My college friendships are rare, because they are lasting. They have a future and a past. I heard that the average friendship only lasts 6 years."
Travel is hard. I always come home more tired than before and overwhelmed with all the things I need to do to "catch up." But, it is worth it. The memories, the relationships - they are worth it every time. :)
Let's see, a couple of other things:
1.) Two years ago today, I saw the little pink line that changed my life forever. Amazing that two years ago Sam was only first beginning to form in my belly and in my heart. Amazing how different life is, I am, since then. (You can read about that day here, or my reflections from last year here.)
2.) Today is my dad's birthday! He is the best dad in the world and I am SO thankful to live near him and be able to celebrate him tonight. Happy Birthday Bear!!
Ok, that's all for now. Midweek Confessions tomorrow. Have a good afternoon!