Where I Am From……..

I am from warm evenings with honeysuckle on rusted broken fences…..

I am from Saturday mornings in country stores listening to old men share stories of small town history……

I am from summer afternoons of exploring woods and streams with my younger brother……

I am from parents who struggled to raise a headstrong girl who always knew she was simply not meant to just go with the flow of small town USA…..

I am from Sunday morning services and Sunday afternoon dinners with entire families gathered…….

I am from holiday gatherings with 60 of my closest family members all together, hugging and celebrating and genuinely happy to see one another….

I am from dropping everything you planned to do today because a neighbor called in need……

I am from making extra food on the fly because friends showed up unannounced…..

I am from long, winding roads…….

Small houses with big hearts and warm embraces……

I am from love…….