There’s absolutely nothing on this earth that I’d rather be doing every day than spending time with my loved ones; but because of Bop’s crazy schedule, that’s often not possible. So when even the simplest of opportunities arise, you bet your bottom that we take that chance to make memories together. Even if it’s just us, on the open road, leaving all of our problems behind. It may only be a twenty minute drive into the next county over, but to us, it’s more than that. Like with most things in life, I believe that it’s quality, not quantity, that really counts. And what could count more than quality time with your babes, getting lost not only directionally, but also in laughter and deep conversation?
I can tell you wholeheartedly, there is nothing better. And honestly, these last few months, I’ve learned to appreciate the little things. The road trips, the unknown obstacles, the wrong turns. Sometimes I even feel as though I appreciate them more than the normal ones. And you know, it’s those moments—those kinks in the plan—that really show your strengths and prove that love, life and Mother Nature’s plan for us is just as much of a surprise as getting lost in the first place.
Even if things are hard at the present moment and your situation isn’t ideal, things will get better. And we, as people, will get better. It’s just a matter of time before that goal—that falling star—ends up right where we want it…in our pockets. We just can’t forget to keep our hearts as simple and focused as we do our minds. What’s the point in making a beeline towards what we want if we lose ourselves along the way? I know somewhere, someday we’ll get where we want to be. It won’t be sharing a tiny little place with my in-laws, it won’t be scoffing at how ridiculous my family is acting or even how much we hate living in this god-forsaken town. But even if it is, I’m already where I wanna be in life—with the two people who matter more to me than anything in this silly little world.
And for that, I’d like to say thank you to my wonderful husband and our sweet little girl for reminding me that traveling off the beaten path, dodging as many curve balls that life can throw at ya, it can remind you just how lucky you are in the long run. And I sure am one lucky lady for having them to share it with.
To getting lost…