So, after I hit the publish button on the last post, I received a lot of worried texts, emails, and calls. I think it sounded a lot more depressing than I actually am! So, to clear the air, I really have enjoyed my time here in Baltimore. We’ve met amazing people through a fantastic church (little plug in for The Foundry) and my job at M.Power Yoga Studio. And I know these will be friendships unlike any others in my lifetime. We live within a 5 mile radius of all of our friends…maybe 6 or 7 for those alllll the way across the harbor (you really should live on the Canton side…but I digress). After we leave Baltimore, the chances of us living in a city are pretty slim unless we live in Europe one day. We also had our first baby with these friends, shared our fears and failures of raising a family, and truly helped carry burdens with these friends. When you live within such a short distance of your friends, you run into them by chance a lot more than normal.
One of my wisest friends, who I will call my Ruth (read Ruth’s story in the Bible and you’ll see why she’ll always be my bestie), and I used to see each other every morning at 7 am, because we both walked our dogs in the same place even though we live 2 miles from one another. Then, the baby came along and time tables changed, but those precious 7 am moments, I’ll never forget. I’ll cherish the simple words, makeup-less faces, sometimes teary eyed mornings. We shared what God had been doing in our life, what we wanted Him to do in our life, how we were terrified of the unknown, and how we were sickened with the injustices. These morning times were something I looked forward to when I laid down at night, and something I know I’ll never experience again.
|Bests from The Foundry|
|Where our little love was born.|
|She showed us she knew how to take her diaper off….|
|Baby dedications with our best friends and their little boy.|
|See…Hallen’s not photogenic in every photo! These two could be brother and sister…although he was Hallen’s first kiss 🙂|
|She turned one here.|
|Taking a stroll in the neighborhood.|
|Comparing her at 3 days old and 1 year old!|
|This concrete jungle is our backyard. Comes complete with a real life train set.|