Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Home

Yesterday afternoon I went home. That evening I had to leave again.

I never thought I would really consider Logan, Utah my home, but as we drove out of the canyon, Nathan turned to me and asked, "Do you feel like you're coming home?" and it was then that I realized the peace I felt was because I felt like I was home.

Entering into the familiar city brought a realization to me. Only a few days before this I'd told Nathan that in no uncertain terms would we live anywhere that snows. I hate snow. A lot. I hate driving in it. I hate having to wear heavy coats and getting the kids bundled up. I hate not being able to take the kids to the park because of snow. But as I entered Logan I thought to myself, "I could do it, if we lived here again."

Some of our best friends are still in Logan, some to stay. They kindly put together a party so we could visit everyone at the same time and it was wonderful to see our friends. (Thank you Amber and Sara!) It was great to see the little kids we'd known, the babies that were born after we left and the new Mamas-to-be.

Pizza, veggies, and fruit snacks were lovingly provided for the occasion and picture-taking was in abundace. It was great to catch up with everyone. I only wish I'd had more time to visit with each family one on one. (Next time, Jess, y'all better be there!)

I don't know if we'll really end up in Logan after dental school, but we'll see. We all felt happy and comfortable there, just like we'd come home after a long vacation in a much more hectic place.

8 comments:

Jackie said...

I love Logan too! If there were more jobs available there we would live there in a heart beat. I'm glad that you were able to see everybody for a few minutes at least.

Merrianne said...

Great Post!!!!!!

i hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Leanne said...

Well let's see, you lived there for what? 5 years or more? I would say that if it didn't feel like home there is something wrong. Can't wait to see you guys!

kollers said...

Oh there really is something about Logan that is so magnetic! I didn't realize how much I liked it here until we moved either. I am glad you guys got to go visit!

Jess said...

next time, kellie, y'all better plan the party for when we're not out of town! i was so excited to see you and so bummed when i found out i wouldn't! miss you guys..

Amber said...

It was so wonderful to see you guys again. You're kids are getting so big. We love you tons. I hate Logan. I love the snow, but hate Logan. After Zann is done with his master's I think we will be moving. We should coordinate and be neighbors. :)

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I hope you had a great Christmas. Just came by after a long absence from Blogland to wish you a Happy New Year!

Annette Lyon said...

There really is something about going home. I had a similar experience a couple of months ago, and it just felt RIGHT.

(I happen to have a bit of a soft spot for Logan myself. You could do much worse!)