Monday, April 27, 2009

April Showers Bring May Flowers!!!

I think my Grandma Helen used to say that to me a lot then on May Day (May 1st) I remember picking the wild flowers that the rain had made and taking them to one of our neighbors in Judgetown. I think the excitement of going home in 2 weeks coupled with the fact that this month has been tough has brought back a lot of reflection of childhood! It makes me smile that when I was in High school I couldn't wait to get the out of Pierce I was going anywhere but there. Now I cherish every moment that I had there. I remember thinking about graduating from High School a year early and Nick Ausman sat me down in the High School Gym and told me that I didn't realize it now, but I would look back and wish I hadn't missed out on that last year of high school. He was right (Like most adults usually are)! It is hard to explain to someone who has never been where I grew up, but it was an almost magical place and time. What do I mean by that? Well I don't think I would ever want to make Pierce my permanent residence ever again, but it is always going to be home. It was a very different way to grow up and even though I didn't always like it then I really appreciate it now. Getting in touch with some of my old friends has made me remember you can't take away any of those moments of swimming in the creek, playing in the woods until dark, or golfing all summer long with my Aunt and Grandpa for $75. I would be lucky to get 2 rounds of 18 for that price now :-). I guess what my short story made long was trying to say I am looking forward to going home....only 2 weeks to go. I am sure 24 hours into the trip I will be ready to "go back to where things are normal" but I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends. Who cares that they don't have an ATM machine there isn't anything to buy in the first place :-)