Getting back from a long vacation is possibly one of the hardest things to transition back from!
Casey described it as a major whip-lash, and I completely agree! Connecticut and Arizona are two very different place, it’s almost culture shock. The communities are involved in are both different but very unique and special to us. The friends we have in both places are again, very different but SO special to us!
Transitioning back is tough for both myself and Isaiah. I always have a hard time settling back into our “home” here. I put home in quotes because it is home for us in this time of life but we’re still trying to figure out if it’s HOME. It always starts to get tough on the drive back from the airport when I look out the windows and the geography is so different. I know the Lord has so much for Casey and I in our time here, and you would think after a year it’d be a piece of cake, but sometimes are still harder than others.
Isaiah is all out of whack with time change which make for long/short nights….long because I’m exhausted… short because I’m not getting enough sleep. He’s waking up a lot and just all out of sorts.
On the up side, when we came home on Wed we were able to head to our High School Ministry that we’re involved with and surround ourselves with friends. The Lord has amazing timing in directing our trip, I needed the time with those people. I needed to realize this is home for us and that we love our friends here…some of them even love us! 😉 Everyone was so surprised at how much Isaiah has grown. He’s almost 7 months now…. that’s more than half a year in case you didn’t know… and that’s CRAZY talk to me!
Here are a few snap shots from our trip:
Oh and our small basket of toys and movies is now overflowing…