Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bein' back home....away from home

So, my trip to San Antonio yesterday was pretty uneventful and my foot did pretty well. I was able to sit in the front row on the plane and the distance to the wall was perfect for me to prop my foot up so I could keep it elevated. Then on the drive to San Angelo, I propped it up on the dash and drove with my left foot. I'm sure vehicles wondered what was going on that I passed or that passed me, but it turned out just fine. The swelling wasn't too bad when I got here, so it must have worked.

It was great to spend time with my adopted family, the Benes' family, Lonnie, Becky, Hannah and Mary Francis. I even got to see Doodle, John and Janet - Becky's Mom, Dad and sister. I also made it into town soon enough to go to Hannah's basketball game, which was very cool to see. I don't remember seeing teams play that well in the 7th grade. The girls did a great job! I was very proud of Hannah!

Tonight I went back over to their place for dinner and just visited with them for a while, as last night we didn't really get to visit too much. It was really wonderful to be back where I feel at home and am part of another family. We're all hopeful that we'll be able to see more of each other once I'm settled in San Antonio. It's funny because when I called them last week to let them know I was coming to town, I said to Lonnie, "I'm coming home next week." That's exactly how I felt when I was driving up from San Antonio. I felt like I was going home. I always knew I loved my time spent here before and that I would always have my "other family" here, but it was a pretty cool feeling I must say! So, whether I end up in San Antonio, Austin or back here in wonderful San Angelo, I think I can safely say that Texas will most likely be a large part of my future life!

Well, now it's time to get a good night's sleep.

Niters all,

1 comment:

"Wilma" said...

Sounds great to us too, Jen. Pops is ready to start packing, since it is supposed to be -19 below tonight!! I'm glad to hear you are so happy there. You've been through "there" and back and you deserve some happiness! Tell Lonnie, Becky and the girls hi for me and I'll see them next summer (hopefully). Love ya MA