Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Afterglow

I'm finally slogging through all of the emails, snail mail and voice mails. The suitcases are back in storage, the mountain of laundry that we generated in one week is down to one load and the pantry and fridge are restocked. We're no longer on West Coast time and the warm weather has us fooled into believing that we're still in sunny California. However, the euphoria of the vacation itself wore off today, leaving me so happy, I'm sad. Ironic, huh?

I promise to upload vacation photos and FO pictures later this week and share some of the fun that was had in LA, Santa Barbara and Las Vegas but in the meantime, I'm very content catching up on your blogs, your FOs and the many trials and tribulations that life seems to throw at all of us. I'm glowing with the peace of knowing that I have such wonderful friends in my life, in my little family's life. True friendship is a gift - it is patient, kind, understanding, non-judgmental, forgiving and most of all, loving. If we're lucky to have just one true friend in this lifetime, we should consider ourselves blessed. While I'm sad that my dear friends live over 3,000 miles away, our hearts are so intertwined and connected that no distance can break the bonds of love that we share. It is my sincere wish that each of you get to experience such a friendship at least once in your life (if you haven't already). I'm glad that I have.

5 comments:

Rossana said...

Welcome home, Tanya! And you are absolutely so right about how blessed we are when we stop and smell the roses and realize our gifts of friendship. =)

Gracie said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you had a lovely time away. Isn't it so great to catch up with friends and have a bit of time away from our real world?

Can't wait to see pics of your trip!

Amy Boogie said...

Welcome back! In 2 weeks I'll be heading to the same area to visit friends/family. 3000miles is small considering how important good friends are.

Heather said...

time and distance is just knitting stitches on the way to friends.

Awesome to have you home...

La said...

Welcome home. I'm so pissed that I couldn't pull it together enough to meet you, even for coffee. We've had the week from hell here at Chez La. Hubby's getting ready for surgery on Friday, and last week he decided he wanted to get a wholelottastuff done before he was down for a week.

Who knows, maybe some day we'll get out to the East Coast...and it'll be your chance not to meet me for a change..;-)