Today feels like Thanksgiving.
I woke this morning to the smell of turkey in the oven; my window was awake from the night before, and cool air was wafting in, the sound of children playing outside, planes overhead, and trees rustling in the wind. The house has been filled with laughter, tears, and tempers ever since, but it has been enjoyable nonetheless. And to top it all off? Cleaning the house and rooms like crazy for a good show for the guests. And the best part is? It's all family. Family I know, family I have come to learn about, grow from, and love. I'll miss them, but at the same time, I am very eager to get back to my own family in South Florida. I've been missing them much much more as time has gone on. I am exhausted now, as I have been working all day, and must go to retire to a hot shower, after which the prep for myself for dinner begins.