Found out today that I have a vacation coming up. And VERY soon at that. Starting May 14th I will have a week to do NOTHING!!! And as an added bonus, Nana will be coming down to visit sometime during that week. Not sure I remember what a vacation feels like. Last two years, my one week vacation ahs been part of my maternity leave. I cannot tell you all how excited I am!!!
“There is no place like home.” or how about, “Home is where the heart is.” Home is comfort, it is joy, it is relief. It took me a long time to make this all true for me, to make a home for myself and my family that feels safe, and is a place I wanna be. And I am so happy to have that finally. Growing up, home was more of a place I wanted to escape from. I spent as much time at school as I could, or at my friend’s houses afterwards. Knowing that my children already have a home that they will grow up loving and feeling “at home” in, fills my heart with warmth. This is our house, but it is also our home. No, there is no place like it, and yes, it is where my heart is. Home, sweet home.
My little boy sat in a swing all by himself today! He even rocked his body to keep it moving, and repeated, “Wheeeeee!” over and over again. He is growing up, conquering new things… nothing will hold him back!
Mariesa and I both had tomorrow off together, which is pretty dang rare. So naturally we had to take advantage of it by planning a night together. We had dinner, drank a few smirnoffs and roasted some marshmallows over the firepit. The kids had a blast playing together, on the trampoline, in the wagon, in the backyard, in the house. I love watching them become friends, and more time with Mariesa is always a good thing. Just wish we could spend more time together.