Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ode to Connecticut

Awhile back I was at Walmart picking up some groceries. While I was loading them into the trunk there was a nice breeze and it felt SO like Connecticut for a minute. I closed my eyes and I could almost pretend that I was loading my groceries in the Shaw's parking lot. Sometimes I wish that I hadn't loved Connecticut so much. For me it was home as soon as we went there. I love the trees and the color and the seasons. I love that there is SO much to do and see. I miss the camping and the traveling. I miss the splash pads and the parks. I miss picking blueberries and apples. I miss Hilda and Saul. My heart aches when I think about it because I know we will never move back. How do you come to terms with settling in a place you don't love for the rest of your life? I guess people do it all the time. We've been talking about where Nathan will be applying for jobs and it's sort of freaking me out! The thought of things becoming permanent is scary! We won't be able to pick up and move after a couple years because Nathan graduates or something. I guess we'll end up where we are supposed to be and hopefully it's a place we can love as much as we loved Connecticut.! The thing about our CT and TX adventures I'm the most grateful for is the people we've met. There really are so many wonderful people in the world and I'm so happy that I've gotten to meet so many of them! I've realized that as long as you have friends any place can become home. =)

And because every post needs a picture here is one of Brenan and his little girlfriend Peyton.

11 comments:

Rick and Janae said...

CT misses you! Who says you can't move back here, at least until 2014 ;)

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

I loved CT too. I only lived there for a short 5 months, but I fell instantly in love. Just remember that Texas is less expensive:)

LJABandC said...

I feel the same way. It's so weird how some places feel like home and some don't. I hope to find another place that feels like home too when we're done here.

LJABandC said...

I feel the same way. It's so weird how some places feel like home and some don't. I hope to find another place that feels like home too when we're done here.

Cherie said...

I know how you feel about the permanance being scary. Nate is done with law school and looking for a job. We had a potential thing in Mesa and the thought of moving about made me cry! And it's just scary not knowing whats going to happen in the next little while, like where we will be living!

Jenn said...

You have no idea how much I miss you! I wish you could move back. Maybe occasional trips to visit would be a good idea. You're welcome anytime!

Amy said...

I agree, I have only been gone a month... but we get a little weepy when we talk about it.

Natalie said...

Ah Britt:( I hate that I didn't appreciate CT more... But there are so many things I miss...When you were talking about Shaw's I got a little emotional! ha ha! I miss the GREEN! It is hard to live in a place with such beauty and then move to a desert. I agree that if you have friends you can make home anywhere! I do miss CT though and it really was home:) I plan on visiting when we go back to NJ to see scott's family:)

The Francis Family said...

Just so you know, I've been trying to set Peyton up with Tyson for some time now and I know I'm not the only one! Brennan is one lucky kid!! For what it's worth...I'm glad you moved here! You're right about the people you meet and you do such a great job helping everyone feel loved that I'm sure you will enjoy any place you go. We'll miss you around here though, that's for sure! Here's to hoping there's more CT-type breezes for the rest of the summer!!

THE O'BRIENS said...

I'm SO glad you moved here! That is such a cute picture. I need to get a copy. Peyton loves her Brenan.

Heather said...

I couldn't agree with you more Brittney. We love CT and are SO SAD to leave it! It really is amazing that you can love a place so much in such a short period of time.