After living in four different states, I’d say that we are experts on moving.
Today, while I was driving in my car I realized why, exactly, we chose Florida as our forever home.
It’s November 24th and I was driving in my car with the windows down in 84 degree weather. I was looking at palm trees and feeling the breeze. I was driving over the bridge and looking at the Tampa skyline and the Gulf of Mexico waters and it was beautiful.
We could be in Colorado or Ohio wearing winter coats and shoveling snow right now… and not that there is anything wrong with that, I actually like the snow, but that life is not for us. We don’t want to live that life. We don’t want to shovel snow and bundle up and be freezing cold.
Nope. We don’t.
And I’m thankful that my husband had his heart and mind set on bringing us back to the place where we could have a better quality of life.
I think I’ve learned over the years that yes, home is where your family is, so each place we have lived has been my home. If we listen to the quote, though, that says “home is where the heart is…” Our hearts have and always will be here in Florida.
In the sun.
In the warmth.
In the place where I don’t have to deal with the blues when the weather gets dark and dreary and I feel down in the dumps for no reason.
In the place where our children can go outside and run and play and get their energy out.
I love this place for a number of reasons, and today reminded me of that.
As the seasons change and the holidays are upon us I hope that you all are happy in your home too, wherever that may be.