Friday night we headed to Houston to spend the weekend there, celebrating my cousin's birthday and catching up with family since it's been a whole 3 weeks since we werenn't there *sarcasm*. We made it into town a little that, but still managed to have dinner with Andrew's grandmother and his cousins. Saturday, we got up and visited with my grandparents over breakfast then then went to catch up with Andrew's sisters...after that we spent the evening with my cousin and his girlfriend celebrating his birthday. It was a lot of fun! We went bowling and ate at this AMAZING Italian restaurant and I'm talking AMAZINNNNG! Sunday we spent the day at my cousin's just hanging out and watching football! The way Sundays should be! Finally, Sunday night we arrived home, grabbed the most insane subs at Firehouse Subs (a new discovery of ours!) and watched Sunday night football in the comfort of our home, which is by far my favorite place to be: in our home, with JUST us, and our sweet Macy! ahhhh
So what made it not so bueno? Well, without a crazy detailed story...I've learned a lot about myself this weekend from some events that happened:
-this Christmas has given my HUGE anxiety...it'll be my first one without my family (since married couples switch off) and I've honestly never dreaded anything more. I have so many emotions, that complete dread has started to really set it.
-the way I view family is definitely not how everyone does (although I think everyone views family in their own way)...maybe because I didn't grow up with my relatives, just my parents, brother, and our church family.
-I don't do confrontation well...
-I'm SUPER sensitive (although I already knew that)
-I truly LONG to live back home in New England, where I fit best...with my family, friends, and a culture I call my own...
-I've also realized just how amazing and patient my husband is. He is beyond sweet and has always treated my family with kindness and respect...I truly admire that. He is the only reason I would ever have moved 2000 miles away from my
-I've got A LOT to give over to God within the next 2 months (before Christmas)...
So for now that's it...this weekend was absolutely emotionally exhausting and I will be so ready to be home next weekend and truly catch up! Tomorrow I'm going to be a little more "real" with my "real linkup post" with Becky, so stay tuned! Any and ALL prayers would be appreciated! And maybe any advice or words of wisdom in regards to the holidays after you got married would be great!!