Can I ask for you guys’ prayers this week? Love you all.
Quickly, before bed- we had beach weather today! After 16 days, the sun stayed out long enough for me to grab a swimsuit, towel and couple of interns and head out to the beach. Hope there’s more where that came from!
There is, sadly, almost guaranteed rain tomorrow. But maybe a movie instead?
I’ve been mulling over what will be engraved on Aaron’s wedding band since before we were engaged. Yeah, I know… BUT today, I decided. It’s perfectly perfect for us. And you, dear friends, will find out what it is in approximately six months 🙂
I miss the way the cool blows in every night when the sun goes down. I miss the sounds of chewing and chirping bugs and the way those bugs sit atop corn as it waves back and forth. I miss the openness and the color of the prairie from Lincoln to McCook, passing under the Kearney Bridge and stopping to take a picture with the bison.
I miss driving out to Branched Oak Lake to watch sun set, or skipping to Hayward Park to try to swing the monkey bars. I miss watching fireworks from Haymarket Park field, and I miss barreling down Holdrege Street to avoid a tornado that snuck up on us while we watched a movie at The Ross.
I miss virgin daquiris at Hayward, the rainy summer, spending forever at work and getting home and turning on the air conditioning.
I miss Pepsi and Mountain Dew slushies and road trips across the country. I miss landlocked country and the people in all corners of it. I miss vacations with my family and my new family and driving to see “our church” on the side of the interstate.
I miss I-80 and ‘O’ Street and 16th and 17th and Village and Courtyards and Omaha and Holdrege.
Today, I miss Nebraska.
Let’s call it my goal for the next eight weeks.
What can I do better?
What can I do well?
What can I abandon?
There’s no better place, and there’s no better time. I’m ready.