Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Difference a Month Makes

30 days ago I didn't live in WA.
30 days ago I could walk next door to my mother's house.
30 days ago I didn't have to figure out time differences.
30 days ago I could take my kids to Chuck E. Cheese, Chick-Fil-A or Fun Depot.
30 days ago I lived in a house that my Nannie and Papa built and filled with memories.
30 days ago I lived in the state that I had called home since 1984. 

Today I live in a house built in 2008.
Today I live in a state where you can stand at the shoreline and look up and see mountain ranges
     covered in snow.
Today I can ride a ferry for fun with my children.
Today I can look outside my windows and see evergreen trees that are three or four stories tall.
Today I am learning that home is more than geography.

The difference a month can make.  Today I'm a little melancholy and a tad homesick, but filled hope and joy for a life of growth, change and faith building.  30 days ago I didn't think I could.  Today I know that not only can I but I did. 

1 comment:

mimito5 said...

You most certainly did, honey. And I might add with strength, grace, and perseverance :) You are loved more than I can say. Well, when my boys were little, I use to tell them I loved them higher than the sky, deeper than the ocean, wider than the earth, and so, that's the best way I can describe how I love you.