after a short trip to knoxville, i decided to extend my visit and spend a few days at home in nashville. we always fly in and out of nashville thanks to southwest air and it helps us be able to see both of our families on any given trip home. i had been struggling with some homesickness the past few weeks so as hard as it was to send carter back to kansas city, we both knew i just needed a few days in a familiar space.
my main hopes were to meet with my doctor and begin discussing family planning and what that looks like. unfortunately, the closest appointment was four months out. instead of moping around, i decided to take advantage of the "me time" and treat myself to some of my favorite spots in town. i met friends for coffee, tried to eat something other than acai bowls and ice cream all weekend, and took several walks around the city. when my mom found out i would be staying for a few extra days, she mentioned to me that she had tickets to ed sheeran and asked if i would be interested in going. i'll admit, i'm a fan. i found this song years and years ago and have listened to it hundreds of times. when we got to the concert, we found out that christina perri was opening for him and that didn't mean much to my mom until this song started playing.... and then she cried, so i cried and it was just a moment that felt really special and i will always remember. also, i think i've mentioned crying in several posts now. don't worry, i'm so fine. i'm just a firm believer in a good cry.
i'm now back in the midwest for a few weeks until our anniversary trip to colorado! it feels so good to be back in our little home and preparing for fall and everything that is ahead these next few months.