July 31, 2007


After spening a week away from my family, I realized why I am such a homebody. It isn't because I am agorophobic, or because I missed the computer, but sitting here, in the middle of Aiden's mess of toys, listening to Kikka mouth off to everyone that's not paying attention to her, and listening to my mom and Amy's non-stop chattering (they like talking...), I remember that home isn't locational for me. It isn't this 12 year old track home in O'Fallon, Misouri. It isn't even this Suburb of the greatest city in the Midwest. It's my family.

It never ceases to amaze me how much I adore all of them. There's a lot of them, and they're noisy and obnoxious, but I wouldn't trade them for anything.

So... school is just around the corner. It's been sort of a big summer for me-- publishing my novel, really getting involved with True Vine and Gamaliel's Counsel, and a lot of travelling that isn't even over yet. At the end of August, I'll be visiting Grandville, Michigan to meet my best friend of 8 years. Yes, to meet her. We have been pen-pals since we were 12 years old. We've been through engagements (all on her end), break-ups (of course, all on my end), brain surgeries, addictions, and serious struggles with God together. She was the first person to ever ask to be my best friend, and the first person to ever tell me that if there was ever anything that I couldn't ask God for, that she would be the one to talk to Him in my stead. We've mourned with each other and we've rejoiced with each other... and now, for the first time ever, I will be able to give her a REAL hug. I am excited beyond belief.


Brian B. said...

God has blessed you with an insane fam...I mean awsome family. I too am developing a certain adoration for them.
Man.. pen pals for that long!
thats really cool sonds exciting to finally got meet her.

Lori said...

Allow me to apologize for Brian's less than perfect typing abilities.

Translation for his last sentence as given by his wife: "That's really cool. Sounds exciting to finally go to meet her."

I love him...and believe that I will be flying solo in home schooling when it comes to spelling. =)

Enjoy your trip to Michigan!

Bob Carder said...

Brian can mispell all he wants, I love to hear his heart.

Jessica, when will you take the journey?

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