we pulled into mom and dad's neighborhood at 1:30am this morning.... and collapsed into the guest bed around 2.
about a week ago, curtis asked if i wanted to go to kentucky for a couple days over spring break - he is tired and needed a vaycay, and you know how hard it is to 'break' when you're still at home. so here we are, cell phones off, sleeping, leaving The Girls to papa's care, and loving every moment.... albeit we've been here for less than 12 hours! :) but you know what, this is exactly what the doctor ordered: the love of a family, the warmth of coffee on the couch with your shoulder touching the other's, telling new stories, retelling old ones, remarking on the nature of life, all before going back to bed for a nap under a pile of quilts. the gift of a family that loves you, where no one makes fun of your bedhead or morning breath, who know your flaws and your greatness, is not to be underestimated.
coffee - $3.75
couch - $450
coffee on the couch with people who love you - priceless.