Visiting MD

So the kids and I are visiting MD this summer – weather or not Jason is coming  is still up in the air.

While I would like him to join us it is not an absolute necessity.

The truth is he and I have very different views on visiting MD.  I cannot wait to go back, there are so many people I want to see and so many things I want to do.  I am planing to be back for three weeks and hoping I can squeeze everything into that time.

The hardest thing is Jason has asked – and argued – and logically pointed out – that this will have to be our last trip to MD for a while.  In fact until 2012.

I have to admit it hurts me just to say that.  Two and a half years is such a long time to be away from so many people I love.

In fact trips back to MD have become one of the few things Jason and I fight about.  I wish I could go “Back East” every year, and several of my good friends out here who are from the East Coast do – it seems so unfair that I am the only one who doesn’t get to go back.

But the truth is our financial system just doesn’t allow it. So as hard as it is for me to face the truth I have to – our trip this summer will be the last until the summer of 2012.

Until then all of you – my friends and family have an open standing invitation to come and visit us in Seattle – We don’t have a ton of room but we will make it work if you come!!!

I miss you all and love you… and I cannot wait to see and hang out with you this summer – 20 full days in MD….  I am so looking forward to the sun and the warmth and all the familiar faces.

Start looking for e-mails over the next few days/weeks setting up times and dates to hang out with us.

Love you all.

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One Response to “Visiting MD”

  1. amy on 02 Apr 2009 at 7:13 am #

    I understand how you feel. We have made it a point to go even when the moneys not there, but we can still drive so it’s a bit cheaper. But having had to cancel our first trip back this year is hard. The reality is we probably wont get to go “home” for a long time too. Esp. w/ Dean’s pay cut, but we know we are lucky he will even have a job.

    I dont even want to think about how long this might last, not being able to see my family, but right now it’s life. I’m grateful to still have a roof over my head, food in the fridge and a few friends here, although I know I still dont have any replacements for so many of you! It’s just not the same.

    I always tell Dean the next time I make it home will most likely be for a funeral not for fun. It’s life and it’s sad! but I know God has us here for a reason and always provides, and “trips” arent essential so I know that it’s something I just need to deal with.

    I feel your pain and am excited you get to go “home” for such a long trip! You’ll have to give everyone a hug for me!