It was exciting for me to flip the calendar to June this morning.
June always seems like the official start of summer. And despite the heat and humidity it brings, I do enjoy the other benefits of summer.
We’ll be going on vacation in a few weeks and I’m excited to travel for the first time in quite a while. I’m also just a bit anxious about my ability to do so (I’ll get over that).
But most exciting of all…June is a very special anniversary for us. It’s much more profound for me, but Gary also thinks it’s pretty special.
In just a few days we will have been Oklahoma residents for twenty-five years. Yep…25. For someone who has moved 52 times and lived in four states, that is quite a commitment. I was a yo-yo child for years and spent many happy hours visiting here and living here for short times, but my family always returned to California. A few years after they finally made a commitment to stay here, I returned alone and raised my own family in CA. However, I eventually wandered back and here we are.
I can honestly say that although we will be visiting California in a few weeks, I have no desire to live there again. I have found peace and joy here. I’m settled. It feels like home…