So, the lasts have begun.
I knew I would miss this state and the people who are so much a part of my life here. I just didn't realise how much the "lasts" would hurt. The first last was with Mom, Dad and Alana for Mom's birthday. While that was a hard last, I know I'll see them again, they're not going away. The last with Legacy Volleyball last night was hard. I may not see those girls again. Legacy was a huge part of my life.
This weekend will have one of the hardest lasts, because it's a double. I will be eating dinner at Caroline's in Grand Lake for the last time as a Colorado resident, but it's also the last time I'll be eating there, because it's changing hands. Caroline's has been part of my family's life for quite some time, but especially so since 2004 when we bought the condo. I guess it's a triple, as it'll be my last trip to Grand Lake as a Colorado resident.
More than anything, I find myself reflecting on the things I'll be leaving behind. The people, places and things that have been such a big, and amazing part of my life.
Thank you to all of you who are taking the time to read this, it means a great deal to me to have you in my life.
As an additional note, please keep the Giggey family of Ronnie, Michele and Nick in your prayers, if you're so inclined, and thoughts this weekend. Nick was seriously injured by an IED while serving our country. He was seriously injured, but is expected to recover.