I am spending my Sunday late afternoon/evening watching One Tree Hill reruns in my sweats, eating popcorn, not grading papers or planning, and remembering. I looked through the pictures from the night Nick and I got engaged and missed that time. Season One of OTH takes me waaaayyy back, and I miss that time of life, those people. I even look at our wedding pictures and am nostalgic and sad that all those friends are not still here. Life was so much simpler, less responsibility, dare I say easier, when I wasn't twenty-five and married and owning a house and teaching kids and training puppies and staying in shape and folding my laundry and cooking healthy meals. Don't get me wrong, I love my life so much, I love Nick so much. I love teaching, my sweet pups, my friends, my gorgeous home. I like not having to do homework or read boring books and write tons of papers. I enjoy adulthood and marriage. I just miss simplicity.
God has so greatly blessed me in each season of my life, and I truly believe He is blessing me and teaching me and growing me in so many ways right now. I know that I will look back in five years and miss this time as well. I must live in today. It is ok to miss yesterday, as long as I find things to enjoy about today too. It is ok to miss people, as long as I don't turn a blind eye to the fact that I am so lucky to have found more friends, beautiful, awesome friends, each time I have someone move away. I love my life so much, and I trust God is still using me and teaching me and molding me to be more like Him.