Since my last “big” blog posts, I have been so incredibly blessed to have both of my parents come and visit me. They were super awesome and came separately – each for a week with some time in between – so that I was able to essentially spend two weeks with my parents and have special time experiencing South Carolina with each of them.
With my mom, we saw many landmarks that I had never seen before, traveled up to North Carolina for the weekend, and of course had some mother-daughter shopping time. With my dad, we saw so many of the same landmarks but it was different and equally special as they were all father-daughter photography trips (we both took well over 1000 pictures in his week here and I might have hit over 2000 even… my dad took way more.) We also got craft supplies for many projects I’ll be working on for our apartment once school is out next month.
It was mostly just so incredibly nice to catch up with my parents in person after not seeing them since the end of December. All our time together was so so special and I’m so thankful for it even though both goodbyes were incredibly hard. It has made the possibility of us ending up back in Washington something I want even more now so that I can enjoy time with my husband AND parents and family whenever I want without having to choose. South Carolina is by far the best, most amazing place I’ve ever seen or been to and I feel incredibly blessed that I’ve gotten the opportunity to live here as well, but Washington will always be home and regardless of if we end up back home in 6 months or 6 years, I’m excited for that time to come!
My parents have been so incredibly amazing throughout this transition and I couldn’t be happier or prouder to have them as a mom and dad. Seriously. They’ve surpassed my expectations/hopes at every level even with how much craziness I’ve put them through in 20 years. God blessed me so much with them and He blessed me with everything that’s happened this past year with getting married and starting a new adventure in South Carolina. I hope and pray everyday that He will also bless us by sending us back to Washington in 6 months but no matter what happens, I feel like the luckiest girl alive to be surrounded by so much support and love from my parents, husband, and Roscoe every single day.