easter nesting

1 Apr

this weekend officially marks the first Easter since leaving home that i have not traveled to be with Family.

capital F. Family.

traditionally: mom, dad, sisters, grandparents, maybe some cousins thrown in for spice on the deviled eggs.

one or two years it’s been with in-law, or as i like to call them: bonus, Family.

one year in college i even Eastered with a might-as-well-be-Family in a sacred place in missouri, hunting very colorful eggs with very spirited children. but that is a whole lot of ‘nother story.

alas, this year we are staying home.

lots of traveling and visitors to our one-bedroom treehouse, lack of routine and rest, have just plain tuckered us out. so we settle in for a beautiful weekend in nashville, to refuel, reset, soak up some sun, and lay low.

and-confession-i don’t feel guilty like i think i should for being away from Family. i miss them, love them, wish i could snap my fingers and see them. always.

but i don’t feel like i’m wrong to be here. this is home, for however long.

and this.
this is Family, too.
this is Family, first.

happy Easter and together-time to Family near and far. i love you.

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2 Responses to “easter nesting”

  1. Mom April 2, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    We love you too…no guilt, just love!
    Mama

  2. Shawn Somerfield April 2, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    Same kind of Easter for us, Abby. The first ever that Family has not come home or extended Family come over for the big meal and egg hunt. But we will be with our church Family, which will be wonderful. Happy Restful and Blessed Easter to you and Luke.

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