Tuesday, April 20, 2010

San Diego

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.


  1. your photos are wonderful and your mother sounds beautiful...have a great visit;)

  2. Glad that you are able to visit your family and get some R&R. Enjoy yourself. Looking forward to seeing you in May.
    Joe Alain
    Hebron Baptist Church

  3. You and your mother favor a great deal! And you are both lovely.

    The scenery where she works is awesome.

    Hope you enjoy meeting new family members and embracing the old ones.


  4. It looks lovely. Have a wonderful visit!!

  5. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for coming by and commenting.

    Here Burns My Candle is historical fiction, that is set in Scotland in the 1700's. It parallels the Book of Ruth. I just started it last night, so haven't gotten very far. However, I always love Liz's books, so I know I won't be disappointed.

    Have you read any of her books?


    Posting this here and in your comments.

  6. It's hard to be so far away from family. Enjoy your visit.


  7. It was so nice having you Amy. Your presentation was beautiful - almost made me cry. :)

    Please come again and I'll be praying for the rest of your trip!


  8. I'm so glad you're getting a visit with your mom in the states! Hope you're enjoying yourself. :)

  9. Your post made me smile and cry a little. I'm getting married in Israel in August. My family is in the US, my fiance's family is in Africa. I've never met his family. His family has never met mine. I made darn sure he met my family before we got married. I know how hard it is to go a long time without seeing people like your mom. I give you a lot of credit and many accolades because it's sooooo hard. I wish you well!


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