There is something about going back to your hometown that makes your should reset and refresh. I grew up in Newfoundland, Canada. It is a beautiful Island as far North East as you can go in North America. It is very different from Orange County. I still have childhood friends there, and so many memories of places I would go and play as a child.
It is a gift to bring my kids back there now and have them go to the same ponds I would spend Easter Sunday with my family at. To take them on the same hikes my father would take me on. There is something so simple yet so special about this and it’s a gift. I think it is important to remember where you came from, to cherish what has shaped you and made you into who you are. This gives me strength and encourages me to keep on my path and to grow as a Woman.
I hope to create memories of my hometown into my boys. Although we don’t live there, it is a part of me and I desire for it to be a part of them. With three small boys and a travel time of over twelve hours, it is a lot of work to get there. The time change nearly drove me crazy, but it is worth it. I think that is true with life. Many of the things that are worth it take sacrifce.
This is my grandmother, Grams. She is 93 years old and got to meet her great grandson Roman on ur visit to Newfoundland this summer. I send her photos and videos of my boys all the time, but it obviously meant so much for her to meet Roman. I will cherish this moment in my heart forever. It was a wonderful afternoon watching her watch him crawl around the floor and smile at her. These afternoons, spent with family, where nothing of real significance happen are what life is all about in my opinion.
I like to think I am constantly growing and learning new things. It think it is ironic that going home is always a time of growth for me. God is funny how He works. Many times it doesn’t make sense in our minds, but the truth in our heart resonates with our souls. For me, Newfoundland is my home and a touch stone on this earth for resetting and refreshing. I pray each of you have a place like this in your lives.