Sooooo...I need to apologize for taking a month off from blogging without any warning. I had a crazy month! Some ups and some downs, but A LOT of life changing moments...and if you know me...I'm not the biggest fan of change....but I've learned to deal with it and over these last few weeks I've made some great memories that will last forever and, for that, I will forever be grateful.
So over my break from blogging, my best friend, Joshua, came home from West Point to visit for Christmas. We had the best two weeks together! We got to spend time with both of our families and it was so special. My family absolutely adores Joshua, and they loved that he got to spend the holidays here. We did A LOT of drinking and partying, but we also did a lot of cuddling and Netflix! It was SOOOO MUCH FUN!!!! If you followed my snapchat you got to see all the crazy adventures we went on. But after that, came the not so fun "see ya soon". It was hard to send him back to West Point, but there's something about knowing he's fulfilling his dreams that makes it easier to deal with...but I do wish New York and Louisiana were slightly closer...
Then it was a week of helping Nikki (Josh's cousin and one of my best friends) move out of her house because she was moving back to Texas. That was a tough week...it was filled with a lot of tears, but tons of laughter and more than a little dancing around the house. I hate that she had to leave, but I know that this is what is best for her right now! She's starting this new chapter in her life, and I cannot wait to see where life takes her!
But saying goodbye to Nikki also meant saying goodbye to the house...and that was hard too. We loved that house....I mean LOVED! I think we loved it so much because we all "grew up" in that house ..those walls had seen some FUN times...from the most epic parties to cake fights in the kitchen, but it's also seen some dark days that we weren't sure we were going to come out of... I learned so much about myself in that house...I "found" myself sitting on that back porch (with the help of Nikki) and I celebrated my new job and the next chapter outside around that table...
It's funny to think that a year ago I didn't know these two people and they have made such an impact on my life in a short time. When they met me I was this broken, lost girl who didn't know what or who she wanted to be..and they still stuck around. They held my hand my hand through it all and helped me find the fire in my soul and grace in my heart. And I love them for that!
But I realized over the last few weeks, that it is not the house or where any of us our in the world, the memories we've made and the friendship we've built, will last a lifetime!
On a random side note, we just learned that Josh's mom is moving into their old house. So it is not goodbye yet....we still get to hold on to a tiny piece of our old lives...and that makes my heart happy. :)