New Friends

We’ve lived in California a little over 3 weeks and I’m already overwhelmed by the way we’ve been provided so many new friends. Even me and my introverted self needed new friends for our new life in California. It was really hard to leave all of our friends behind in Florida. We have some great friends in Florida and we still miss them dearly.

In the last week, we’ve had people invite us into their homes, cook us meals, take interest in learning about us – and not to be forgotten, let Taylor play with their kid’s legos. (It turns out not only is Taylor popular with our 3 year old friends, but he’s broken in to the 5 year old league too. He’s pretty cool.)

We’ve also had our first friends over to our new apartment.  One of the things I miss the most about our old life in Tallahassee, is that apartment that I grew to love because of how much it enabled us to show our hospitality to our friends and our family. I’m thankful for those two years of guests coming to visit us, of Oscar parties and dinners with friends, of Christmas celebrations and weekends full of Just Dance or movie nights. It’s exciting to be able to get back to some of those things. They won’t ever be the same. But we can use our, albeit smaller apartment, to invite people into our lives, even if our space is small and our air conditioner is weirdly loud.

Things don’t seem normal yet, but they’re getting there.

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