25 Apr 2013
Hello from the Bay area, where I am once again trying to write blog posts before I fall asleep with my glasses on! Ah travel, it seems to do that to me. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments over the past few days. I am hoping to get caught up with you and your blogs soon! And yet, the falling-asleep-with-glasses-on continues! But I shall persevere. We’re staying right now in the South Bay, where my dad is teaching, and my mom and I are out on the loose. We are having so. much. fun. Daddy will be done teaching on Friday, and then we’ll run up to the city and rent a car for more extensive adventuring. It’s so beautiful here that it actually breaks my heart a little, the fact that I was lucky enough to call it home for seven happy years. It makes me nothing but happy to come back, and nothing but elated to be able to share this time with my parents. Those of you who know them need no explanation, but for those of you who haven’t met them, let me just tell you: they are awesome. (And, if you want to get to know them, mom blogs here and dad blogs here. I know, the digital age: it is the best age!)
My parents taught me how to love, by loving me, by loving each other, by loving everyone around them. There isn’t a day that goes by when I am not immensely grateful for that. But on top of that, they are just so smart and fun and funny and interesting and adventurous and generous and all around fantastic. Whenever I am with them, I feel like I am living *the life.* I hope that someday, many many years from now, our kids will feel the same way about us.