|People say we look alike all the time. Can you tell?|
We spent the whole first day in Iowa unpacking and cleaning. The next day we went to church and did some more unpacking and furniture rearranging. Then Monday we cleaned (almost) all the windows and did more cleaning and unpacking. Did I mention that the house was basically empty for 3 years before I moved in? That always makes things more fun. BUT you know what? All that cleaning and unpacking and rearranging actually WAS fun. You know why? Because I got to do it with my mom. She is seriously one of my most favorite people in the world. She is one of the hardest workers and most creative people that I know. Without her my little house would still be dirty and infested with fruit flies. Also there would still be a hole the the left of the sink in the kitchen, all the outlets would have mismatched covers, and the windows would be blindless and dirty. And I would probably be crying right now wondering what in the world I was even thinking moving to Iowa alone. Moms make everything better. Especially my mom.
I drove her to the little Cedar Rapids airport this morning, one of those airports so small that you only have to get there a half hour in advance, and even when the planes leave 15 minutes late they say they're right on schedule. I was a little bit worried that I wouldn't be able to handle being alone after literally spending the last 2 weeks with my family 24/7, but, like I said, things have been fine so far. I start classes tomorrow evening (I'm only taking 2 this semester, both night classes) and right now I feel perfectly content, though a little sleepy. As I drove away from the airport I cried a little, but it wasn't because I was missing my mom, it was because I was so grateful to have her. She is what all moms should strive to be, and what I wish to some day become.