The bags are packed, the car is full and our hearts are heavy with bittersweet emotions as we leave one life to start another. What started out as a faint desire has finally come to fruition and our time here in Seattle has met its end. As I walked through our empty shell of a house this morning I was overcome with sentiment and nostalgia. This was our first home together....so many memories, discoveries, laughs, cries, I love you's, I'm sorry's, and I forgive you's. This home, this city has launched me into my womanhood and I leave here equipped with confidence and understanding who I am and aspire to be.
I have loved this city by the sea and cherish the friendships made. And although I had so badly hoped this would be our final stop my heart told me differently. And just as it does every time, my heart won and we now travel to begin a new life, rekindle old friendships while making new, and digging our heels into a new calling. Oh how I pray we will not succumb to a life of lackadaisical contentment but rather live an intentional and purpose driven life.
Friends, family and those of you I only know through your sweet notes here on Roost....thank you for your continual support, love, encouragment, advice, and accountability. This process would have been dire without you!
So I say farewell to the northwest and hello to the south. I am thankful. I am blessed. And in the words of Emmylou Harris, I am a red dirt girl once again.