Ask me why I'm a happy girl.
Ok, I'll tell you.
It's because I am visiting my mom for the first time in over 4 years. While we've been able to keep in touch via Skype and email--I love that she works at a desk so I can 'find' her frequently--it isn't the same as a face to face visit.
My mom is one of the sweetest and wisest people I know. She has selflessly served others for most of her life. She raised 7 children and has always been a positive influence on me. To be able to spend the next few days with her is a treat and a blessing. We're staying here in San Diego for two days and then driving up to Los Angeles to visit my sister.
My sister is married and has two little boys. I've never met them or her husband. I am really looking forward to seeing them.
Out of all the airports that I have flown into in my life I would have to say that San Diego is my favorite. I'm new to this blogging thing. I need to choose my seat more carefully next time to avoid photographing the fuselage.
The buildings are so interesting and there are palm trees and sail boats visible as you land. Ok, so not in this picture--I was on the wrong side of the plane--but they were there!
We drove through San Diego and out of the city along a winding road before reaching my mom's house.
My mom lives and works at a charitable foundation that assists missionary projects all over the world. The property is stunning. I can't imagine being able to wake up and walk to work and look out the window at all this every day. Wow!
I love the trees and the flowers. Amazing!
And so peaceful and restful. I slept a good portion of yesterday. It was something I needed. Some places just make you feel like you can relax and be yourself.