When we were still in Detroit and I was not able to get up much I started asking Brett all the places he wanted to visit while we were gone. I was trying to talk myself into believing I actually needed to leave a humid/wet environment.
Asking your whole family to uproot, leaving behind family, friends, financial security, beloved cats, church community and more was weighing heavily upon me. I needed something to look forward to in the midst of all the physical pain and emotional turmoil. He shared places and I shared places. Our girls jumped in as well and we made a list. One of the top 5 of my list was to see the desert in bloom. A few weeks ago we visited Anza Borrego State Park to do just that. This year has been a dry year, so there was a low bloom. Yet, it was beautiful and reassuring to my heart. It was balm on my soul. Perhaps I'll share more thoughts on that topic another day. #desertbloom #springupohwell #anzaborrego