Saturday, November 08, 2008
Day 8: I love it here
In my senior year economics class we had to write a paper about where we saw ourselves in 15 years (I think it was 15). I remember writing that I would be married, have some kids, live on the beach and next door to all our bestfriends, have bbqs together all the time, live in a mansion, and my husband, most definitely, would be the ceo of a huge corporation.
My teacher burst my bubble writing on my paper that there's no way my husband would be able to be a ceo at such a young age. My teacher was an old man and, obviously, had no idea young people would soon be millionaires by ideas like myspace.
I just knew I'd be living in SoCal on the beach. Maybe Huntington Beach, maybe San Diego, definitely not in the middle of NorCal in my hometown. Yet, here I am. And, there's nowhere else I would rather to be living. I left for 6 months to do a DTS with YWAM and during that time I was so homesick. Or maybe just really, really missing Eric, my boyfriend at the time.
After getting engaged we considered living in a few different places, but ended up staying here. After the boys were born we realized how great is it to be near family. We've never had any other babysitters besides my mom and Eric's parents. I love that love my kids as much as I do and take great care of them. The boys happy to see us leave when they're with Nana, Grandma, or Grandpa and don't want us to come home.
We have lots of family in town. Besides those three we, also, have my sister, my dad (on the weekends), all four of my grandparents, two of Eric's grandparents, three aunts, three uncles, and lots of cousins, and second cousins.
Not only do we have family here, but beautiful trees, parks, amazing friends, our church that we love, and great weather (no snow).