One of the things my heart finds to be true is that there is no place in the world like a hug from your Father.
Dad just left to head back to North Carolina taking a pretty big piece of my heart back with him.
Every time my family leaves Florida or when we leave North Carolina, I think my heart shatters for a little bit or maybe it’s the pain of having so many parts of your heart in so many different places.
Thankfully, Juan knows that as soon as I close the door to walk inside after saying “see ya later,” I will unravel and he’s there to hold me while I feel all those pieces of my heart so deeply I can barely breathe. He’s there until I pull it back together, every time.
Being far away from so many of my loved ones really has a way of putting a microscope on how valuable every second with them really is. I’m truly grateful for every second I have with this guy and the rest of my family. It’s a gift, I once took for granted but these days I am fully aware how much that gift nourishes my soul. I think selfishly I will always want a little more time with my loved ones but for now, I’ll sit here grateful for the beautiful gift that I had with me this week - lots of quality time with the man who taught me what unconditional love is.
If you are lucky enough to have your loved ones (close) in your life, go hug them, every single one of them - squeeze them - tell them how much you love them and breathe in the beauty of the gift in your arms. 💞Mindfully,
Mel•Lo 📸 @