I'm missing my family this week, as summer kicks off. A year ago, I was living with them-- and loving the closeness to my siblings. I took the younger girls for ice cream, went on walks with them, played baseball with my brothers, had long talks with my parents...and it was great. I loved last summer.
I find that summer is one of the hardest times for me to be away from my family. I'll see them for a week in July, but it's not the same.
In addition, I have fear. The last summer I spent here in Big City was AWFUL. I had a job I hated, was living alone and hating it. True, I was in a different place in my life. I have a job waiting for me in August, I have friends here, I love where I live, and I'm doing okay. But the fear is still there and it's real.
God, help me to enjoy this summer-- to have fun with my friends, to enjoy the blessings I've been given. Comfort me as I adjust, yet again, to a new job. Guide me as I decide what to do about a living space for the next year...as I (insert pity party once again) go through yet another summer as pretty much the only single person I know. The End.