My unanticipatedly long trip home (blessed snow practically doubled it- I almost cried for joy)
was so, so, so good.
It did something unexpectedly good and deep this year for my heart...
met me in ways I didn't know I was needing (but He did).
So very good
to be with the people I've known and loved and grown with forever*;
the family and friends who've known me longest,
and who for so many years have loved me so very hard and so very well.
(*And their babies. Who I suppose I haven't known as long, but I loved them so much from the second I knew they existed.)