"Where thou art, that is home." - Emily Dickinson
How true. I've moved several times over the past 8 years--7 to be exact. Each time I move, I miss the place I left behind. BUT, I eventually fall in love with the new place I'm living. Moving is never easy, but I have three things that make a transition to a new place feel like home.
1) My family moving with me and/or visiting. Having Scott...and now Trey with me can make anywhere feel like home. When I was single, it was always nice to host visits from family members--and it still is! It's always nice to have them experience a piece of our new life. I'm SO thankful to have family that will travel around the world to visit us and spend time with us.
2) Finding a good church home. This is so important. A new place doesn't feel like home until I'm in regular attendance at a good church.
3) Establishing new friendships. Friends are what I refer to as extended family. They're the ones I lean on (and the ones who lean on me) when I don't have other family members nearby. I've been blessed to have made some of the most amazing friends over the course of my life, thus far.
What are YOUR top 3?
I hope you all had fabulous a weekend!
Here's a snapshot from one of our adventures this weekend:
|A photo of us boating with extended family this weekend|
Some ways you can keep up with my shenanigans this week:
and, of course, HERE :)...or The Foreign Domestic on Facebook.