I just got back from vacation to New York City.
Let’s just say, city life is different than Belton, TX. I was reminded of how different things are here, as I drove to church today. I saw three things:
1. Hay barrels
2. A windmill
3. A green tractor
I smiled to myself and thought, life is so different here.
It’s a slower pace. People will stop and talk to you for hours if you’d let them.
I loved New York. We had an amazing trip. Lots of memories, and so much to do. It was refreshing to see my family, and we shared some good laughs.
It was the best bringing Carmen everywhere. She is a ham. She might even end up right there on Broadway someday. She is a crack up.
She smiles at everyone. Complete with the “I’m shy” hide behind my shoulder for a second, then a big “oooo” face. We tell her to say hi, and she will wave, clap and squeeze her little bum cheeks. haha. Her whole body gets excited when she sees people.
Having a baby in NYC was different. We got creative going through the subway entrances with a stroller and multiple bags. We were quite a sight to see. Not only do we have a tall family, a big family, but we have a small baby in the middle of Times Square too. It was just awesome.
I found this video that put it all in perspective. Seeing a lot of people from all over the world makes you think about your own life.
I’ve been blessed with so much. I love my family. I have purpose. I have a plan. I find joy in being a wife and mother. I know where I’m going and what I need to do to get there.
I just hope the thousands of other people we saw during our trip will someday know the same.
Watch this inspiring video about finding true joy, a different kind of life, in the middle of the city.