I miss you, too
After almost a year of living here this is still true. I wake up every day to beauty, it speaks to me and soothes me. But what I’ve realized over the time I’ve lived here is that the enjoyment of being alive is also surrounding yourself with those you love. What I’m missing is Saturday morning runs with my sisters, a spontaneous dinner with a girlfriend, going to San Francisco to stay with friend, a weekend with my nieces and nephews or an impromtu visit from a good neighbor. Don’t get me wrong, there are great girls here too but first it takes time to find those special people who you genuinely want to spend time with and, once you do, it takes time to cultivate strong friendships. This is what I’ve left behind.
Last week my sister Linda went through something no one should have to go through - someone broke into Matt & Linda’s house. Many things were taken but I think the worst part about it for them was the invasion of their sacred, personal space. As Linda and I were talking about our rough times I was so wishing I could give her a hug and simply be there for her to vent to while dealing with it.
Then a couple days later I received this bouquet from her. Just because. See why I love and miss her? She is a wonderful, powerful, loving woman and I’m grateful that she is my sister. It’s her birthday today. Happy Birthday Linda.