Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for Home

Happy H-Day!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!  It's another week full of fun for all of us participating in the A-to-Z Challenge.  Make sure you check out all the other great entries.
Here is mine:

H is for Home

Since my husband and I were married 17 years ago we have lived in a number of different states, 7 to be specific.  We've lived on the West coast, East coast, and the Mid-West; in the mountains, in the city and in the suburbs.  Each one we have called home at least for a while. And though I naturally resist change, with each move, I felt we were getting closer to the "perfect" place for our little family.

Last year we had the opportunity to move yet again and live in the Pacific Northwest, a place that both my husband and I thought would be our little slice of heaven on Earth.  Enchanted by Puget Sound, the northern rainforests, and the mountains we packed up and drove our little family of 5 across the country.

No sooner did we arrive in the gleaming city of Seattle and the idea of our little utopia began to crumble.  We tried to make it work, but the longer we stayed, the more we realized that we had already lived in our "perfect" place and we had let it go.  We had not appreciated all we had until we lost it.

We decided to pack up again and drive back across the country.  Unbelievably, we were able to slip back into our old lives and return to our same jobs and our same house which had not sold.  Surrealistically, it seemed like nothing had happened...except now we knew that we were home.     

I wanted to share this song called Utopia by Within Temptation.

Hope you have a happy H- Day!

Kathy :)


Kelley said...

That is so beautiful. That everything was there for you, welcoming you back home. :)

Sally said...

How brave to keep moving. It must be fate or karma or destiny to have been able to go back to the same house and jobs. I'm a bit of a stick-in-the-mud and have been in the same house for years and years.

Angeline Trevena said...

How lovely that you managed to get your old home back. I'm not much of a mover, I like to have roots in deep.

Finding a place that really feels like home is important, but I understand that 'itchy feet' thing; it kind of runs in my family a little (skipped me though!)

Nick Wilford said...

I guess it shows the grass isn't always greener. It's good it made you realise where you most wanted to be and that you could just go back to it!

I've posted on the same topic today. Have a look if you get a moment!

Donna Martin said...

Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge.

Donna L Martin

davidgmckendry said...

Kathy, I think you are at your best when you write introspective or reflective pieces like this. Great job! As much as we like the Seattle area, we are happier with the no-change option of driving to visit intead of flying.

Cortney Pearson said...

Nice that you were able to get your home back!!! :D

Susan Roebuck said...

I'm so glad you could fit back into your old life and that this one is the right niche. You can't say you haven't tried lots of places, so you must be sure about this one. Good luck!!!

Sarah Pearson said...

Isn't it wonderful when you look around and realise that this is exactly where you're supposed to be?

M Pax said...

I love the PNW, but we don't live in Seattle. We moved out into nowhereville, which is fantastic. Glad you found where home is though, and great to meet you.

Reiko said...

The return of you guys was THE best gift ever!!

Fairview said...

That takes courage - to admit you've made a mistake and go back. I'm glad it all worked out!