We are a family of five that relocated to the west, but have now been moved back to the South!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
There's No Place Like Home For the Holidays!
*The Christmas Card that Wasn't*
We are all so excited around here. Christmas is in the air! We are ready for Santa, our bags are almost packed, and the kids are out of school. I don't really have any "big" thing left to do. I have to pick up one last item tomorrow, and that's it. I need to clean my house, and pack. We are ready, ready, ready. We are coming HOME!
I haven't been homesick in quite a while. We've all been so busy with school, soccer, holidays....well life I guess. Don't get my wrong, I'm absolutely ecstatic about visiting the south, but I've been just busy. I thought I was over it. I thought, "Hey, this is easy. Being away from all my friends and family isn't as bad as I thought. With the telephone, facebook, blogs....it's practically like I'm still there. Plus I've made all these cool new friends."
Well, let me tell you. I was WRONG...big fat wrong!
It all came to a head today as I was on my way back from the grocery store. Mae and I were singing along to the Christmas carols playing on the radio when "There's No Place Like Home For the Holidays" came on. I cried like a baby. That song is so right. I can't wait to see all my friends, hang out with my family, eat Bar-b-que (I mean REAL bbq...the pork kind), feel the humidity in the air, smell the good ol' southern cookin'....Oh, I could go on and on!!
I'm a southern girl relocated to the west. I have three wonderful children that keep me on my toes and a sweet husband that helps me relax at the end of the day. I love God, making friends and keeping in touch with my old ones. I'm a stay at home Mama and love every minute of my crazy life.