Are we there yet? Have we reached our final destination? What is up with us you all wonder?
When we left California in 2010 to live a nomadic life, we had no idea how long it would last. Have we landed to put roots down, never to move again? I don't know. It doesn't really matter.
Life changes. Sometimes we can control the changes; most often we can't. It's a journey - one we are continuing to take.
Even though we have a 'home' now here in Rice Lake, Wisconsin - we will continue to explore new places. In fact, this coming week we'll be spending three days in a city we've never visited before - Rochester, Minnesota.
I think our life is kind of like this fallen tree.
This evergreen in our front yard fell over in a storm a week or so ago. A tall tree that once fallen extended from the front yard to almost the back of the house. But the roots are still there - the core.
We sort of knocked our tree of life over on purpose back in 2010. But the roots - the core - are still there. They will grow again - though the tree may look different now.
So, what's life like now here in Rice Lake?
Every day from my kitchen window I'm reminded of Ireland. What?! That's right. The house next door has this moss growing on the roof and it reminds me of Ireland.
I get up every morning to here my little girl respond to my "How are you?" with "Happy!" just like she always has. Joel and I get to work together in our little office in the dining room with a view of trees, squirrels, birds and sometimes bunnies. My son, James, is with us. We have good friends and are able to do things for Joel's mom who lives nearby.
Are we there yet? Where we're supposed to be? For now, yes! Of course, that may change. So stay tuned...