Thursday, October 14, 2010

Living Far From "Home"

I'm just back from a short trip to Rhode Island for my mom's 60th birthday. My mom really enjoyed her birthday and it was such a gift to be there in person for the event.

My little family and I have been in Austin, Texas for 4 years now, and whenever we return from one of our many Rhode Island trips I ask my daughter if she's glad to be back in Texas, I never ask if she's glad to be home. This was the first trip where she answered in the affirmative.

My spirit often feels divided in two living far from my east coast family and friends, but it's most difficult before and after a trip there. Here is that feeling in abstract form.I wonder if giving birth in Texas will change any of that?

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