But I wanted to get back here just to write. Just to remember what it feels like to sit down and record what I am thinking at a moment in time.
We just got home from 10 days back in Chicago with my family. We're emotionally and physically exhausted, but SO thankful for the opportunity to have been able to spend so much time with our nearest [furthest] and dearest. A few highlights were going to my sister's ultrasound and seeing my little 2 inch long niecephew kicking and rolling around, looking through old slides with my grandparents getting to glimpse into their life when they were my age, and taking my youngest sister out to celebrate her 21st birthday.
my grandparents circa 1957
I'm so thankful for our visit there, and so thankful to come home. Calling California 'home' has been a long transition, but every time I leave, coming back feels more settled and more right.
In a dozen ways 2012 was an unexciting year for us. But it a thousand little ways, it was a blessed year and it was a gift. I don't know what 2013 holds - maybe the same things, maybe drastic changes - but it's enough for me to know that I don't have to know. Our plans are in His hands.
Happy New Year!