I'm missing my family extra much this week. I've been SO emotional this week. Poor Ben sat and listened to me cry about it last night. He was so sweet and just listened and held me. I am so lucky to have such a caring and sweet person as my boyfriend.
I miss my mom's cooking, hanging out with my sisters, talking to my parents in person, my dad's silly songs and jokes. I just miss them all so much. It's so weird how "on my own" I actually am now. I do love being independant but I miss my loved ones being in my every day life so very much. I feel like I'm missing out on so much of their lives and vice versa.
Those of you who live far from your familes, how do you cope?
I know that as time goes on, it will get easier. It's just something that I'm having to get used to.
I have an incredible family and sometimes I forget how blessed I am. My parents have been happily married for 24 years and have given us a wonderful life. I grew up in a loving home with a solid foundation. I seriously could not be more blessed. I'm so thankful.
I'm hoping to make a trip up to Charlotte with Ben next month for my 23rd birthday. I seriously can't believe that I'm turning 23. Blows my mind. I hope to be with my favorite people for it. If not, this will be my first birthday ever being away from my family. I don't like that idea, at all.
On another note, my Dad's ministry website is up and running! I'm so excited for him and all that God is doing through he and my mom. So many exciting things are on the horizon for them and I couldn't be more thrilled for them. Check it out here.