A Happy and Thankful Life

Long drive

I’m writing this post from my phone; please forgive any typing errors!

It is late at night and I’m trying to sleep in a Georgia hotel room. Today could have been worse, much worse. I’m making my first trip solo to visit Florida. John and I made this trip together at Christmas for 5 of the 6 years we were together. The one year we didn’t make the trip was because he had relapsed weeks after our wedding. We also missed our honeymoon cruise that year.

I missed him telling me, as I frantically do everything last minute, “that it will be okay” and “next time, start earlier!”. I miss the switch-ups during the drive and his particular nature of where and when we fill up. I miss our converstations about things we see along the way or hear on the radio. I miss my driving partner.

But I’m also reminding myself of the positives. His family welcomes me into their home and life. I had a safe drive. I missed the majority of Atlanta rush hour traffic. I had more than enough water and caffeine. I was able to distract myself from what I was missing with books on cd – they saved my overthinking mind. My boss supports me and makes it possible for me to take time off to make this trip. This is a new adventure – I’ve never made this drive or visit in March.

I’m looking forward to this visit….and to both the laughter and tears.



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