I'm on a blogging roll lately! It's very nerdy. I apologize. But not really, because I am recently realizing that I won't be seeing my family and all my best buddies on the mainland until like August 2012.... that's a whole year from this coming August... making it two years since we last saw everybody I have known and grown up with and loved for most of my life. TWO YEARS!
Do you know how much kids can change in two years. My kids won't even be the same people at all by summer 2012.
Luckily my parents will come see us once or twice during that time, but still, my sisters are all sensible mothers of many with mortgages now and so they won't be coming out here anytime soon. We are in the same boat. We have two kids and budding careers and we are taking the counsel to get out of debt and become more self-reliant really seriously so it doesn't work for our family situation to be flying back and forth a whole lot anymore.
I know we are making the right choice and that feels great, but I love the idea of my sisters kids and my kids being good friends in the same way we were growing up: having inside jokes, and loving each other like siblings do (which includes a healthy amount of hair pulling and drama). I had a huge group of best buddy cousins growing up that I love so much (Jewls, Ali, Ness, Mono, Mel...etc you know who you are!)
So, living and working in paradise certainly is living the dream in many ways, but it has it's price. I believe that it is absolutely the best choice for our little family right now, but it comes at the price of missing out on the baptisms, and birthdays, and helping out in times of need. It comes at the price of calling home on a Sunday and hearing everyone lazying around in my parents family room, with the cousins in the background running around and the adults full from my mom's Sunday cooking. And catching everyone's plans on facebook for a big, awesome drama nerd reunion for the 20th Anniversary of the show that was the biggest part of my life in High School. I'm strangely not homesick, just realizing that we are missing out on some important things and will do so for a long time.
Therefore, I blog. As nerdy as it is.
I love Hawaii and my close buddies out here and our beautiful little home and my family here so much, but I want to be a part of what I am missing out there and I don't want my parents, sisters, extended family and oldest, dearest friends to miss out on my kids growing up if they want to be a part of it too.
Anyway, this is what I was thinking about in a bout of insomnia last night. It seems to be on my mind a lot actually. Hence the blogging.
And in my psychotic blogging frenzy as of late there sure has been a whole lotta Ambrose up in here. He gets more blog space, because, he talks I guess. But Asher says stuff in his own little way. Enjoy!