Well friends, I couldn't resist linking up today with the ladies from the Influence Network, even though this topic is a bit complex for me. One of the most tricky questions I can get is, "Where are you from?" My life has been like a patchwork quilt of experiences that happened in different houses, cities, states, and countries. Sometimes the easiest answer for that question is to pick the last city where I lived. Sometimes the question brings an onslaught of memories that leave me feeling dazed and I reply with a limp, "Nowhere." If that's met with a blank stare I continue with, "...and everywhere." Good save, right? Ha.
If I haven't lost you in that last paragraph, well, hurrah! I can now go on to answer the link-up questions.
I would say I grew up in Guatemala. I spent the formative years of my childhood as a missionary kid there, and I love the experience it gave me of learning about life in a different culture. Plus, I can use it as an excuse for any eccentricities I might have. Hey, I'm not from here. Just give me a break, okay?
I now live with my husband and two boys in Indiana. We live in an old house in the east central part of the state, but we're on the verge of moving to Ft. Wayne in three days.
What I like about living in Indiana is the lush green grass, old barns and abandoned railroad tracks, rivers and woods. I like how it does justice to all four seasons of the year with snowy winters, rainy and blossoming springs, hot and green summers, and colorful, brisk autumns. I like the gorgeous photogenic spots that are tucked away in unexpected places.
I like that I have a smattering of family nearby. ...And what I really like is that against all the odds, it looks like we might actually be settling down here for a while. We might find out what putting down roots in one place looks like, and that's pretty exciting for our wandering, nomadic, little family!