To be totally legit, this little picture peek is actually from last weekend. I was blessed to have my entire family in town. It was a brief stay for my older brother and younger sister, who live in Utah, but it was heavenly nonetheless.
Last summer, my husband's old job finally demanded that we re-locate from Colorado to Arizona. I was devastated! Because my husband travels frequently, I rely on my family in Colorado. A lot. We definitely don't see each other every day. Sometimes it's just once a week, but it means the world to me to know they are close by.
After many prayers, I absolutely felt that it was not the right thing for us to move to Arizona (for many reasons). We struggled to know what to do. Then out of the blue, my husband received a call from the CEO of a competing company in the very same field. We checked out the company and LOVED it. The company demonstrated integrity and family values.
They made a wonderful offer, and it included the chance to live wherever we wanted within his work territory.
So here is the happy ending: We were blessed to continue living in Colorado. So I don't take it for granted that I continue to live near some of my very favorite people in the world.