Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My brain hurts!

So here we are 2 months in the new house that we THOUGHT was going to be our permanent home and we're gearing up to move AGAIN!!! It seems like when we think we're doing the right thing, somehow it ends up not having been right at all. I'm not sure if my brain even works anymore? We've lost our home, and now we're losing another one, in addition to the town we love. I guess the bright side (if that's what you call it), is that we're moving back to the town we moved from to come here in the first place.....we have many friends there, so I guess that IS the bright side???? So, back we go to living in a tract home again....with your neighbors close enough to hear your toilet flush, close enough for them to hear all your family business, close enough to know when your kids are in trouble, .....and close enough to NEVER really even know your neighbor.
The sad thing is...back in the city, people don't take the time to get to know each other anymore.
People, sadly don't wave as you drive by, or talk to the people they live 6 feet away from....

The thing I'll miss the most about this little town is the fact that people TAKE the time to WANT to know you, perfect strangers wave when you drive by, and the kids are always featured in the local paper as if they are celebraties. In the 2 years that we have lived here, we have met more people that live acres aways from each other, than we knew in the neighborhood in the city that we lived in for over 10 yrs.

The sign that is posted as you come through the gates up here says, "Slow down, Relax, You're home"...too bad EVERY community doesn't live that way...

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