This blog turned out a little longer than I expected, so grab a cuppa and settle in for a few minutes.
I traveled to California for Thanksgiving. I was gone two and a half weeks. Here’s some things I learned.
Coming home was a whole other adventure. Door to door was 12 hours! By the time I got home I was so tired I just climbed into bed and passed out. I think I slept 10 hours. But I felt puny for 3 days before I finally started felling like myself again.
The struggle is real. It’s just hard. So let’s be kind to our fellow travelers and realize it’s hard for everyone — maybe for different reasons, but still hard.
4. Distance does, in fact, make the heart grow fonder
It’s an interesting phenomenon in our house. Whenever I’m getting ready to be gone for a while, it seems my husband & I start snipping at each other. No overt hostilities. No shouting. But by the time I leave I think both of us are happy I’m gone. We need some space.
Of course we stay in contact. We text. We call. But I notice that after a couple of days the texts become more frequent and are lighter in mood. We start kidding each other and using our couple’s shorthand.
Then we start sending those silly heart emojis. 💜💕💘💖😻😘😍 And then we start missing each other. But it’s not that we just miss each other, we miss being together — just the two of us.
So, by the time I get home we are ready to be us again.
5. I felt so loved
When I go to California I want to see those who are dear to me. The ones I stay with clear their calendars so it’s all about us spending time together. Those who work take a couple days off so we’ll have more time together. If I can’t get to them, they give up some of their precious weekend time and come to me. Just to see me and visit.... with me.
This makes me feel so loved and valued. It truly makes me feel so special. I hope each one of them knows how very special they are to me. I love love love ❤️ 💜💖💕 them.
Thank you for sticking with me and letting me really think and write about all the stuff that happens when I travel to Thanksgiving.
Thanks for stopping by,