When Aaron and I first discussed the possibility of me being a travel nurse we made a huge list of pros and cons to help us make our decision. Though we ultimately felt that jumping into the gypsy lifestyle would be the best option for us there was one thing that really made us question our decision: our loved ones. We were terrified about the things we would miss out on. Things like weddings, births, holidays, inside jokes, catching a blues game with the guys, or wineries with the girls. After months of going back and forth on whether or not traveling was for us we came to a conclusion: how lucky are we to have people that we will miss and that will miss us? Aaron and I both have been so blessed with families and friends that love us and encourage us everyday. Although we may not be able to see them as frequently as we used to and we miss all of our loved ones every single day we know that they are the type of friends and family that will always be there for us when we need them.
This has been especially evident to us the past few weeks with the Christmas season upon us. We have received countless cards and care packages to remind us that we can still celebrate with our friends and family from far away.
This Christmas is a very special one for Aaron and I. It’s our first Christmas as a married couple and our first Christmas away from home. We’ve been busy here in Austin trying hard to make our own Christmas memories and though nothing will ever be able to compete with Christmas at home surrounded by our family and friends we’ve enjoyed our Texas Christmas and would like to say “Merry Texas Christmas You All!”
We love you and miss you and we appreciate you taking the time to keep up with us.
Rachel and Aaron