home and back again.

Date August 8, 2008

I know.  I know.  I’ve neglected you all, but it takes me a while to adjust.

I’ve been back in Manizales for a week now and at last there is hot water and internet and curtains that cover my wall of windows.  The windows that look onto The Avenida.  The windows that I can’t open.  The windows that let in traffic lights and motorcycle lights and night sorts of lights.

I am here but Mississippi is never far from my thoughts.  It was home and all that I’d hoped it would be.

It was Southern drawls and buttermilk biscuits.  Sunday lunches and hours of laughs.  It was newborn babies and vine ripe tomatoes.  It was Momma waking me up and singing to the radio with Daddy.  It was soaking up sunshine and snow cones and Sisser and sleepovers.  And it was Thursdays at The Sizzler, disc golf, flip flops, road trips and running.

It was home again and I think it was a little harder to say goodbye this time.

6 Responses to “home and back again.”

  1. Dani said:

    Ohhhh Em! I hate I only got to see you for a few minutes! It was a nice surprise though! I suppose you know we have a sweet baby boy! Zack Brenden is spoiled and only 2 weeks old. I will send pictures as soon as I figure out how. Love you!

  2. Lynn said:

    So glad you are back safe and sound. Praying for another great adventure for you! We had hoped to catch up with you at the Sizzler, but we missed you:(
    Love you so much!

  3. Deanna said:

    Glad you had a good, safe trips (back & forth). Looking forward to many new stories of Manizales and the people there. 🙂

  4. Nieca said:

    Well Em!!

    I am so disappointed that we did not get to sing while you were here… I guess that is a sign of growing up with all the responsibilities that come with parenting, working, etc…..

    Lou and I were talking about you the other day and I just want you to know how PROUD I am of you. I told her that I was so glad you are taking the opportunity to follow your heart and just do and soak up everything you can while you are YOUNG!! Soon you, too, will have the responsibilities that come along with marriage, children, and the list goes on and on and on. Of course, I have to admit I remember the days of that kind of freedom and all the many places God took me and to be quite frank, I could just sit here and drum up some good ole’ JEALOUSY (hahahahaha) Anyway, you just enjoy this time in your life and fill you memory tank for the years to come and the stories to tell your grandchildren…

    LOVE YOU!!!

  5. Lou said:

    I am so glad. I was fixing to leave work and I thought I would check one more time and Yessssss! she wrote. I am so glad you made it back safely and I hope you have a wonderful year. I can’t wait for the stories to flow.

    Love Ya
    Miss Ya
    See Ya soon,

  6. Tami said:

    O.K. Emily, I finally did it! I have set up a blog and actually posted one thing. I will need input from someone who is an exceptional blogger!