I am incredibly spoiled in that I am able to celebrate Memorial Day with my family and friends. We remember those that have come before us, but we don't have anyone in our family that has died fighting for our freedom. I know women that have lost husbands and fiancées to the war, and my heart goes out to them during this weekend. I cannot imagine the grief that they have gone through, but I am proud and thankful for their sacrifice.
It's been a terrific weekend of relaxing with family. Yesterday I got to play with my 10-yr-old and 6-yr-old cousins. It's been way too long since I've visited with them, and they have grown so much since I last saw them!! I have also enjoyed spending time with my sister and her fiancé, and of course quality time with the dog is pretty priceless.
I'm also gearing up for R&R and I can HARDLY WAIT!!!! I am so excited to see my boyfriend after 6 months of crappy Skype connections and distant emails. I am also a bit nervous too - I want everything to go well and I don't want to disappoint him. I have been very self-conscious about my appearance. With school the past semester I didn't get to work out as much as I wanted to, so I hope I don't look disappointing, lol. I'd like to lay out a few times this week so I can 'even-out' and bunch of my weird tan lines. I leave next week to meet him in Florida - I can't wait!!
Until then, I'm just relaxing and waiting!