I'm behind in my goal of writing each month! February was a a roller coaster of some emotions - Here are the highlights and low lights : My baby turned 30! It took me a couple months even to say that number out loud, it just feels so different to me. I've shared our journey before , so not going to delve deep again, but this boy ( er-man) ,turning 30 and reaching a milestone of over 2 years healthy , is nothing short of a miracle and I am grateful every day. God is Good!
I have been in Arizona 10 months now and am starting to feel like I live here and am not on a vacation. The possibilities of things to do is almost overwhelming when you wake up to sunny skies each day. I am loving the desert ! It's the people from home I miss , of course.
That the hard part- being far away from "my people". We recently had a good friend's husband die way to young (50) and so suddenly. It was a very helpless feeling to hear about and " watch " from from a few states away when all you want to do is be able to go hug your friend whose suffering! person. You know, I still feel like I'M 30 - not inching closer to 5-0. Fun Fact : Did you know that Scottsdale has the most plastic surgeons per capita in the USA? Beauty and Health & Fitness is a serious business in these parts! You definitely feel the need to have a healthy lifestyle- one of which I am trying to embrace. When it gets as hot as it does here ( this week , already 90's temps) you don't bundle up in sweatshirts and sweaters! Shorts, tanks and dresses are the outfits Du jour!
I am starting to finally make some friends and learn my way around AZ- we have had some visitors and hope to have a few more come enjoy the glorious weather we are experiencing. I have been blown away by all the activities that draw people here ; Car show, sports, concerts, Golf and Spring training to name a few--- So much to do , so come visit us :)
I feel like I am meant to be here , in the Land of the Sun and that great adventure awaits! What I am learning for sure, it that when you feel good in who you are, when you make your well being a priority- there pretty much isn't anything that you can't do . It took moving away from home to realize I take " home" with me. I don't have to give that love , support and encouragement up just because I am 1100 miles away. I carry you all with me- every single day. February, you are the month of Love , after all- and you did not disappoint!