Today has been a day of waiting from afar.
The last time I saw her was at her wedding, and because of the last year have not been able to get back to the Midwest to visit family since.
The next time I go back to Iowa or Missouri I will get to see my great niece.
I am having memories of the first time I saw my niece. I was living in Kansas City and took a flight up to Michigan to see her on her first Christmas.
Today is really putting time in perspective and I am realizing how long we have been socially distancing.
I made a trip to Germany just after in December 2019. Who would have thought that we would be sheltering in place a couple months later?
It has been a year of waiting for a vaccine, and for numbers to drop.
We are still waiting, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. A month from now I will have had my second shot and perhaps thinking of future trips to catch up on some of the things that have been left undone this year. Especially a trip to go see my great niece.