...And here's why.
I got an email from my mom today. Usually my mom's emails include the weather, what they ate that day, etc. They are generally lovely emails and I look forward to hearing about their day so it feels like the 3000 mile gap between us isn't so big. (Also, I have found that after living out here for 14+ years, if I don't know what they had to eat that day, I get very discombobulated and feel out of touch. I know none of you are surprised by this...) Generally her emails give me pangs of homesickness. Today's, however, took a left turn and I left me thinking, "If I move to Hawaii, I can put another couple thousand miles between us."
You see, today, she sent along pictures of "things in the backyard." This always makes me happy as my "yard" is a concrete slab that attracts douche bags and they actually have acres of plush land with pretty trees that don't house rats and other vermin. (GA-ROSS!)
First up in the yard... their chocolate lab, Wilbur.
Awwww. I miss Wilbur. Always adorable and the best snuggler on the planet (besides Matilda!).
Second... the triplets.
Awwww. Happy little family! My parents also get a plethora of rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels and deer. All adorable!!
The third picture... The mutha-f'ing bear that lives in the woods behind our house.
And that, ladies and gentlemen... is why I don't always miss home.