I feel like I am always on the road. These past three weeks of vacation have been jam packed with lots of traveling. I started out my time in San Francisco, from there spent a week or so in Mariposa, then traveled to Atascadero, down to Aneheim, back up to San Luis Obispo, and then back to Mariposa again to do laundry and set out again. Today I'll travel to San Francisco to board a plane to head back to the Dominican Republic.
Although I've done a lot of traveling these three weeks, I feel strangely relaxed and ready for another go at it. I feel so blessed to have been able to spend great quality time with several very important people in my life. As I am getting older and more distant from my college years (I know, I'm still very young, but bear with me) I am realizing more and more how precious long lasting friendships really are. In college, I felt like I always had friends around me and there was always some sort of social activity available. Now that I am not in that environment, and I have been hear and there for the past few years, I don't feel like I have a huge circle of friends anymore. And that's okay, because I am realizing that the ones that last are truly precious. These past three weeks I have been blessed with spending time with a few of those lasting friends. Whether it was sitting on the beach with David, trying on wedding dresses with Marissa, or eating Sushi with DeeDee, I was often reminded and overwhelmed by the fact that I have truly been blessed with amazing friends.
Allow me to quote a great movie, "Moulin Rouge", that says "The greatest thing in all the world is just to love and be loved in return."
So simple, yet so true. Whether it is the precious, steadfast love of family and friends, or the sweet, never ending love of our Savior, it truly is the greatest thing. It is love that compels me. It is love that sustains me.