There are certain things in life that will always leave me feeling full. I’m sure I’m not alone is saying that being with my family fills my heart. Now that I’m in Texas, seeing them is a little more difficult and include a few more weeks in between visits.
This past weekend, my Dad, step-mom, two sisters and brother in law made the trek to Dallas to spend three glorious days together. We had a few hiccups with the weather and being delayed, but once we were all together it was pure joy. I’m so grateful that they all took time off of work and spent their money on tickets to visit us.
We spent time downtown at the site of JFK’s assassination (more on this another day, wow!), ate a lot, drank even more and just spent time together. The girls relished in all of the attention they received, and having my house full made my heart happy.
Sometimes, I’m happiest in the midst of the chaos, and hosting five people can be chaotic. But the silence was deafening Sunday afternoon as I washed sheets and towels and wished they were still here.
Being here, so far away from everything I’ve ever known has absolutely made me appreciate the time I have with loved ones even more. I always said that moving here was meant to be, the timing of it all seemed almost perfect, although I know that nothing is coincidental, it’s always a plan. Maybe, just maybe, the reason all along was for me to appreciate the love I have from my family and friends, and to not take it for granted.
Linking up with Emily for Grateful Heart “Monday”, on this joyful Wednesday!