Man, am I missing Ohio lately. I remember being homesick when we first moved to Germany. It didn't feel like this, though. This isn't homesickness, I don't think.
It's more like missing the people in Ohio that I love so much.
Today is a special day for my sister. She's having a baby shower. For her first baby. A baby she wanted so much, and tried for for a long time. He's almost here, and it's time to celebrate!
Everyone in the city's going to be there, it seems. My other sister, who is hosting, said that 60+ people will be there.
I'm sad to miss such a special, wonderful day in her life. I know that with 60 other people there, we wouldn't have gotten much of a chance to talk anyway. She's the center of attention today, as she should be, and everyone's eyes will be on her.
I just wanted so badly to be there. In the same room.
But, 3 kids in their first week back to school, a demanding job (with an uncertain future) and a husband at the whim of the Army prohibit a trip back to the Mainland right now. It just wasn't able to happen.
I am there in spirit. My heart is there. And can't wait to see the photos.
I miss those people. So much! (You can tell from my last 2 or 3 posts, can't you?)
Laurie, I love you so much. Have a wonderful day! We're with you there in spirit for sure, and I am certain that we'll see you sooner than we think. I can feel it.
Big hugs from Hawaii!