08 November 2012

oh love

I know I've mentioned this before, but, the fact is, the longer I'm in Atlanta, the more I mean it.
The absolute best part about being far away from people I love is getting go take great trips to see them (e.g. herehere, here, here and here), and vice versa.
But, the worst part is when they leave you. And it always leaves me wondering two things: why do we live so far apart? And how long can I sustain this?
When my mom left Monday morning, these were two questions I couldn't quite shake from my mind. I feel pretty strongly that all of us are where we are supposed to be right now - from jobs, to school, to life situations - everyone seems to be in the exact right spot for this moment. And yet, I just couldn't quite shake the sadness I felt all day after I said bye to my mom. I.e. Lauren Alaina's Like My Mother Does came on my Spotify and I started crying a little bit...

So the first thing I did is one of my mom's top life lessons: I organized my purse. Because taking that tiny bit of control back always feels right.
Then I read this quote in my devotional and realized that yes, it's very sad being far away from people you love. But, at the same time, every situation has its ups and downs, and the best thing we can do is be grateful for where we are, and see the half-full glass for exactly what it is: running over with love. And that's just plain lucky.


  1. Love this so much Whitney! I can relate to so many of the things you said. Living away from your family and has too many pros and cons. Sally moves to Atl December 1st! Can't wait to plan a trip to visit!

  2. Ah Whitney I feel the same way about my family!!! I've cried more times now when my mom leaves or I leave than I ever did in college... it must be a post college 20 something. It's hard to be away from family when they are so wonderful!

  3. Such a great post! And I know how hard it is leaving the ones you love. I think that everything is meant to be as it's meant to be. I know you're in ATL for a reason :) And I think that love > distance!

  4. Whit, are you reading Jesus Calling as your devotional? Cause I am. haha

  5. My mom lives in another country...I love when she visits...but the worse is saying goodbye. gosh you look so much like your mom...hahaha adorable!


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