I just noticed the date. And realized that in exactly one month, I will be (trying to get) on a plane bound for the states.
This is great news.
Some things to look forward to (in no particular order):
1. Chick-fil-a. Waffle House. Mexican food. Sushi.
3. FRIENDS! So many necks to squeeze and meals to enjoy and laughs to share.
4. Babies. I'll be meeting my niece and nephew for the first time and my heart just might explode.
5. Family. Both sides. Parents. In laws. Brothers. Sisters. Aforementioned babies. Oooooh I am excited.
6. Wedding festivities. My dear friend Cameron, the one who introduced me and Z, is getting married. I am the
silver-medal friend scripture reader and cannot wait to watch her get married to the perfect man for her. Also, it's like a friend reunion and that is the best.
7. 60th Birthday Bash/35th Wedding Anniversary Fam Jam. It's a big year for my parents. They both turn 60 and they are celebrating their 35th year of marriage. I want to be just like them when I grow up. We (the children) are celebrating them. I do love a good Wirth fam jam.
Unfortunately, Z is not making the trip with me and that is the only sad part. I hate traveling without him and I am really tired of being away from him after a recent 2 months apart. I will miss him and Olive a lot.
Also, note how I said I'll be TRYING to get on a plane. My real flight doesn't leave until April 25th. I'm trying to get home a week earlier by hopping on a military flight. But that's basically like flying standby...I could get on right away, I could be waiting for days for an open seat. But I'm taking the risk. It's worth the extra time at home, even if it's only a few days.
It will be 10 months since I've been in the states. 10 months since I've seen my brothers and my friends. 6 months since I've seen my parents. 10 months since I've felt sweet Southern humidity (and I cannot wait for that, for real). 10 months since I've seen the Atlanta skyline (my favorite).
10 months feels and sounds like a long time in some ways, but in other ways it has passed really quickly. One of those weird time-warp things. We have no idea when the next time we will get to the states while we're living over here, so this trip is a huge deal and I am really, really, REALLY excited about it.
Georgia on my mind...