If you've been with me for a while, I told you all how important my family is to me.
If not? I like them a lot. I'm an only child. So cousins turn into almost sisters/almost brothers.
Or best friends.
And my cousins who have the craziest bonds with me? They both left me for far off adventures when I was like 7 months pregnant. BOTH OF THEM YOU GUYS! Like, when I was tiny tiny and had to deal with my grandpa dying, my cousin Steph was there for me. She was awesome, and we hung out and talked and stuff. Or when I moved to college and was scared and had no friends, no money and nothing, my cousin Matty was there in the opposite dorms eating lunch with me every week to make me smile.
Then when I was undertaking one of the scariest things ever, bringing a human life into this world? They both bounced. But how can you get mad at someone wanting to have an adventure in their life? Or someone doing something noble like going to the Army? More than that, obviously I can't expect everyone in my life to have their lives stop because something was going on in my life....but. UGH. Wouldn't it be nice if I could?!
So enough back story and onto happy things.
My cousin Stephy came back home for a visit. I've skyped with her lots since she went off to Thailand. THAILAND!!!!, but I haven't seen her in like a year. I've had a baby, moved into a new apartment, and turned into a total different person in the time she's been gone. To say I have missed her is an understatement. I missed her lots. And her having to wait till Jaxon was like basically walking before she could meet him? Sucked. BUT BOY WAS I HAPPY SHE FINALLY MET HIM!!
even though I had no clue she had never held a baby before. Specially one who moved and giggled and did things. So, I sort of just threw him at her and let her have her moment. She did awesome with him as you can tell though... because she's super sweet to him. He just giggled and smiled at her and was a total ham. This kid you guys is a silly goose with cameras now... and his Aunt Stephy just loved it. But I mean, how could you not?
I'm so proud of her. I don't get an oppotunity to say that enough, but I am. She's awesome. Could you move to another country with only one other person, only sort of knowing the language, and just know that you'll have an awesome story to tell later on in your life? I'm not too sure I could have done that without her showing me the way. I mean, yeah, motherhood is SORT OF the same: you don't know the new foriegn to you language, I had only Mitch for a while, and it's just a big huge adventure..... but I didn't change my whole surroundings. I just added a person to my life, instead of taking away everyone I knew.
Aren't homecomings fun though?
She taught me so much stuff about what she learned just so far, like plow means fish in Thi. Why I remember that and like nothing else I will never know. OH! I also remember her telling me that they only belive that you should be super close to your baby, so they don't do the whole car-seat thing. Which, I mean, I do get. I hate being that far from Jaxon. And it makes me feel like a crazy heliocopter mom, but I do.....
But everything else is a blur of me trying to soak it all in,
and just being so happy Steph was home =)