Confession. It's 5:30 am and I may or may not have snuck a bowl of left over lobster mac' n cheese. There I said it. Hungry? Perhaps. Emotional eating after Sarah has left? Probably.
We just capped a short but sweet 4 day visit with Sarah and her 4 amazing girls, Abby, Hailey, Robin and Summer (we definitely missed having Rich here).
To have them here, was so special. We spent 3 solid days by, near or in the ocean. We explored, played, ran, ate, drank, and pretty much lived up summer on the East Coast, the best way we knew how to.
If I had to sum up our trip in words, this is how it would go.
Beach, sand, sun, play, run, discover, epic, soul satisfying, shells, bathing suits, hats, sunglasses, bbq, wine, heat, bags and bags packed for the beach, ice cream, friends.
The effort it took Sarah to get here does not go unnoticed. She drove for 2 days to get to us, alone, with her 4 girls. It means so much to us, that they came all this way to see us. It means so much to us to have these beautiful memories, stored away in our hearts.
The nature of the RCMP lifestyle takes us all over the country. It allows us to see places we would never see and make friends who become more like family, than anything else. The Nimans are our "chosen family". We have shared some pretty profound moments in our lives with them, and it's been a blessing to watch our children grow together.
When we moved to Nova Scotia, I wondered if we had made the right decision. While I was torn that we hadn't moved back close to family and friends, I hoped that our beautiful location would entice our friends and family to come out and visit us, and so far it has!
This morning upon waking up, the first words to come from Noah's mouth were, "Life was better with Abby." I hear ya buddy. Saying goodbye is hard.