Thursday, September 26, 2013

Going Home

Missy, here...

I'm so excited that I'll be going home to Kentucky soon. I haven't been home for a visit since...well, I can't remember when! The last couple of holidays with my parents, they've actually come to our house. And usually, I go home in April but didn't make that trip this year.

Once I hit Nashville, I always look forward to heading up I-65 toward Bowling Green. As I make that drive, I start to see the rolling hills that remind me so much of home. For some reason, it makes me breathe deeper, easier.

There's just something special about going home, even though I've been in Georgia for over 25 years. My parents are in the same house they've been in for about 20 years, so that definitely feels like home. Then there are always the familiar routines: my dad making me breakfast, watching old movies with my mom, sleeping in my old bed.

Here's my family (and my husband's parents) on one of their recent visits to my house. We went out to Mimi's Cafe to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday as well as my son's high school graduation.



I can't wait to go home! What about you? Is there somewhere you love to go that's home?

8 comments:

  1. I've been back "home" for a number of years now, but when I first married, we moved about an hour away from home - not too far - but just far enough. I was always excited when I knew we were coming home for a visit. My mom always made our visit so special. I'm so glad I moved back to my hometown a few years ago because it gave me more time to spend with my parents, time that I treasure all the more now that my mom is in heaven. So enjoy your trip home and time with your family!

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    1. Edwina, how nice that you're back home. I'm glad you had that time near your mom.

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  2. Home for me is Montana. My family comes there instead because of the amount of people. I get excited to go home after traveling. But I also get excited when people are coming to see me :)

    I'm heading home tonight after being gone a week. (I spoke in Nashville!) And then visited old friends from childhood. Loved the visit! Now I look forward to going home to hubby and Muse :)

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    1. Angie, too bad we weren't passing through Nadhville at the same time! I hope you got home safely.

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  3. I love going home. For me it's only an hour away but I have to cross the Mississippi River and the entrie landscape changes. Trees, hills and limestone cliffs and I know I'm home.
    Blessings,
    Diana

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    1. An hour would be nice, Diana. My trip home takes about 6-1/2 hours. I just got home from my trip yesterday. Had a wonderful time!!

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