Hopefully, if all goes well, this will be my new view in July.
I wrote a few months ago to you all here about selling our home for the dream of a life in the country.
My husband and I grew up rurally and have since lived in cities, suburbs, and small towns here in the United States and abroad. We have lived in seven houses in the past 14 years of marriage and said never about a few things, one of which was a country life. And after it all, we felt pulled back to the life we grew up in. We want to raise our kids the way we were raised–playing in a creek and running wild outside.
We listed our house with no specific plan. It sold in three weeks. And then this happened and this wasn’t even on our radar. But I turned it all over and there it was, and here’s the view. If all goes well, I will wake to this view every morning.
I’m writing to you about this because I guess I want you all to know that it’s okay to change your mind even if you said never. It’s okay to think you want one thing (or house or job or place) only to find that what you really want has been in your heart all along.
For me, that’s going back to where I started, here in the mountains of Pennsylvania with a view of fog lifting and the sound of birds chirping. I walked around the property this morning and wandered into the woods and I discovered a creek I didn’t even know was there. And my soul settled, finally.
Thanks for Mothering the Divide with me, as we all search for what’s in our hearts so we can show our children how to do the same.