Life As I Know It

Whew, it’s Friday and I am thrilled.  I’ve had a pretty uneventful week, but last weekend was so much fun.  I went “home”.  I wonder what folks do who don’t have their very own “Happy Place”?  My “Happy Place” is 200 miles from my front door, but I was reminded last weekend it could actually be another planet.  I thought this would be a great place to share A Beautiful Life post.

I got to see my family.  I went to my grandmother’s farm.  I shopped at The Amish.  I visited with my sister.  I swam with another sister.  I got stood up by another sister.  I had breakfast with my aunts.  I got to see my cousin. 

I told my much older cousin (love ya Kathryn) that I’m never going back to my grandmother’s farm, I’m sure she was in heaven laughing as I drove away crying like a baby.  I miss her.  I finally realized though that I have a “Happy Place” because of her.  It was her love and commitment to each of us that created the family I love so much.  I hope I am half the mother that she was. 

I was sad for a few days after I came home, I feel like I miss out on so much.  I feel like The Baby Girl needs to have family closer and more available. 


The Baby Girl's Great Aunt or her "Grand Aunt" as she calls her!


The Baby Girl on the farm with her Great Uncle and Papaw picking green beans.


I can not count the times I was freaked out looking for eggs in this chicken house, or how many times my little brother locked me in it.


Isn't it beautiful!


Nieces and Nephews!




My beautiful sister! Who thinks The First Born looks like her?


My absolute dream home.


Here kitty kitty!

I was sad for days, even tried to get Mr. Wonderful to agree to move closer.  I am ok now.  I know it’s my home, it’ll always be my “Happy Place”, my family is there and they always will be. 

I wish things were different.  I wish I had a brother that I could pick up the phone and call, it’s just not possible.  I wish I was closer, it’s just not possible.

About Michelle

I started my blog as a way to connect with other paper crafters and of course it has gone a totally different direction. I've been able to share my experience as a mother, my hurt and disappointments over not having a relationship with my maternal unit, my walk with God and how knowing Him has changed me and continues to help me grow into the person I strive to be......
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6 Responses to Life As I Know It

  1. Puna says:

    How wonderful! Looks like you had a wonderful time at home too!

  2. Chele says:

    Hi Michelle, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You have a nice one here too! I love to go “home” as well… my family lives in PA and I live in the Carolina’s, I miss them a lot and it is always a blessing to be there! 🙂

  3. Gayle says:

    I’m envious that you have a place like that to go to once in awhile! Sounds lovely!

  4. bek says:

    Sounds like you had a great time. =) And your photos are lovely! I particularly like your shots of the swallowtail…wonderful!

  5. One thing that really makes me sad is that my parents moved so many times while I was growing up. While I LOVED getting new homes, don’t get me wrong, there is something about a “happy place” you can go back to. At least we have our beach house, which has been our “happy place” for the past 14 years or so… lovely post and sentiments! A beautiful life is made of happy places like this!

  6. Katie says:

    Oh I can very much relate to you. I am 500 miles away from my family but wish I was so much closer. The feeling of being sad after you returned home is a familiar one to me.

    I’m glad that you are feeling better now though. Its hard to be away from family…

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