Thursday, May 26, 2011

Where Would You Live?

Sometimes I think there must be two completely different sides to me.  Sometimes one of those sides is stronger than the other, and then the other one will take over for a while.

See, there's a part of me that wants to live here:

Back to the desert, where I was born.  I have wonderful memories of my life there as a teenager.  There are a lot of opportunities there, and I love that.  At the same time, I don't know that it's "me" anymore.  I just don't think I'm a city girl anymore. 

Several days ago, when that horrible tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, I was watching the coverage and as they interviewed people, my heart said "Those are my people."  That is my home, and it's who I am.  I love the lightning bugs, the songbirds.  There was a time when we had a mama fox and her three babies living outside our back yard.  We could sit at the back door and watch those babies play.  I love Silver Dollar City, and Branson in general.  I love that my kids can audition for a play and it doesn't cost me money.  I love the yards that are big enough for a garden, a trampoline, and almost whatever else you'd want to put out there.  I love watching the news at night and laughing about the things they talk about, because there hasn't been any major crime story that day.  It's just a simpler, slower way of life.  And it's me.

1 comment:

Eden said...

Have to say that Springfield is pretty darn good. The only thing I wish we had that we don't is a closer Temple. (We're getting the KC Temple but it's not any closer.)

And when you do come "home", you'll be welcomed with open arms...into Chesterfield Ward of course :)

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