My camera is on the blink!!! and I took so many fun pictures of our weekend and can’t show you any of them. Instead, you have a picture of some his/hers pillow cases I stitched and I’ll throw in a couple of little boy onesies down at the bottom–since that’s all I have on file that you haven’t seen :). I wanted to write about our Saturday. It was perfection. BUT that will have to wait until I take care of my camera I suppose.
In the meantime, I’ve been wanting to ask all of you a question. You know we are going to Seattle in a year, for a year. Then….we don’t know. We’ve always said we wanted to go back to Dothan, Alabama–the town we both grew up in. The town where both sets of grandparents live. The town where our roots and friendships run deep, for generations. The town that would allow Jeremiah to practice medicine with his Dad…There are a few of the main reasons we wanted to go back, but lately we’ve been allowing ourselves to question it.
Gordon said, “No matter where you live, you are going to fall on hard days. Days that make you question where you live and why the heck you live there. I think it’s important for you to Make. A. Decision. to go back to Dothan and not just fall into it because it’s where you’ve always assumed you would end up. Choose it, don’t let IT choose you. That way, in the future, you diminish the possibility that you resent the reasons (or people) that drew you back there.”
That may sound simple to all of you, but I truly never even questioned if we would go back there or not. Not seriously at least. It has been sort of ground shaking to truly open up to the possibility that we can live anywhere we want to. So I am asking, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? A lot of you live in different places across the US (and world), and I’d love to know why you live where you do. Or where you’d live if you had the opportunity to pick up and move? Jeremiah asked me at lunch the other day what state I would live in if I were to pick. To my surprise, I realized that I have a favorite state and even reasons why it is my favorite. I am not going to tell you what it is until I hear what you say, but I’ll come back in a couple of days and tell you.
So, where would you live?