When people ask if I miss the midwest, I almost always reply with a resounding no…but I always qualify it with “but we loved the people and the ministry…” and usually leave it at that. And while I am really enjoying life here in Jersey, there are a few things I find myself missing about Kc (besides of course, friends).
I miss Starbucks drive-thrus with a passion. Sometimes that trip was the only one of the day and it made me so happy. I miss Starbucks in Target…that was a grand combination that made my shopping trips even more heavenly.
I miss the slower pace…the empty feeling grocery stores…the lack of traffic at all hours of the day…the quiet. I miss the easy access to stores and stuff…I miss Hobby Lobby and World Market.
I miss not using stairs…I actually miss carpet, which I never thought I’d say.
However, I am so excited about this new chapter of life…that the joy outweighs the missing. I’m grateful for that.
ps. i bought special gloves that came last week…they won’t come off. we’ll see if he ever actually wants to venture in the snow again. alas.