The Robertsons Lately
How is it already July? Where has this year gone?
For the Robertsons, it has been spent traveling back roads throughout Harris, Meriwether, Troup, and Muscogee Counties. In March, Randy qualified for to run as a Republican in the State Senate race for Georgia's 29th. In May, we won our Primary and now are looking towards November, as we have General Election opposition. It's been the busiest year we have experienced together to date, and we wouldn't have it any other way.
In January, we welcomed Mary Maverick "Maeve" Morrill into our tribe. We are thrilled to be her Godparents and love on her and her brothers, Hart and Mills.
Also in January, after 15 years of serving as local officer with the Fraternal Order of Police, Randy swore in a new board. It was a bittersweet evening to watch him preside over his last meeting as President, but we are forever grateful for the friendships, memories, and lessons gained from the FOP. He is still actively involved on a local and state level, but now as member.
We have spent a good deal of time with our family and friends. It's amazing how much more aware you become of how incredibly dear loved ones are when you take on new adventures and experience new chapters in your life. We are so blessed with our kids, extended family, and friends who are more like family.
I had a pretty big birthday this year and Randy went above and beyond to make it the most special one yet with some help from our friends. He took my SKYDIVING (the number one item on my bucket list), threw a surprise party with one of my besties, Shannon, took me to lunch with friends, had a special dinner with more friends, took me to a very private classical guitar concert in the woods in Harris County, and generally made me feel loved. It was an incredible start to the next decade of life.
So far this year, we have welcomed a nephew, Nathan Oakley Osborne V (Cinco), and a niece, Eleanore Jean Cantrell, born April 1 and April 27. We have twin nephews due soon and cannot wait to expand our ever growing family yet again.
In May, we celebrated the high school graduations of our niece, Logan, and our friends, Laney and Caroline. We are so proud of them all and cannot wait to see what their futures hold!
We have traveled a good bit this year, together and separately, for pleasure and for work. We have hit Georgia (Atlanta, Helen, Savannah, Thomaston, Great Wolf Lodge-LaGrange, Thomasville), Florida (Pensacola, Valparaiso, Tallahassee), Alabama (Huntsville, Montgomery, Enterprise, Mobile), Seattle, Washington, Little Rock, Arkansas, and I know I am missing something. We spent the 4th of July in our happy place in North Carolina and got some much needed rest and relaxation.
It's safe to say we are simply grateful. The next few months will be as busy as the last few and again, we wouldn't have it any other way. Home is sweeter than it has ever been and life is just good.
And while not every moment is sunshine and rainbows, this has been a year of growth, of grace, of learning to love each other better, of learning more about who we are as a couple and as followers of Christ. We have worked hard, struggled to understand why some moments have been as hard as they have been, but we have remained focused on the mission and leaned heavily on the promises of our sweet Savior who said He would never leave us. We have experienced grace in BIG ways from those we know and love and from total strangers. The encouragement and support has been overwhelming and we are so grateful.
We are so grateful to have y'all along for the ride. The more the merrier. Our lives are richer because of our community.