Wednesday, November 10, 2010
When I moved to Iowa after Chris and I got married, we always planned on returning to Kansas eventually. I had dreams of a pony in the backyard and our future children going to grandma and grandpa's house to ride. To gallop along the fence line where I had as a kid.
But then we moved to Chicago and settled down. And it became more and more difficult to travel back to Kansas with much frequency. And the snowy cold winters finally got the best of my parents and a life in the desert looked much more appealing.
I am thrilled for my parents that they have the ability and option to move onto a new chapter in their lives. But it is still bittersweet saying goodbye to the home I've always known and loved.
(But I'm not complaining about having a winter escape to Arizona either!)