It was a great morning for reflection. I realize how grateful I am for the life I have. Yes, I am sad to leave Michigan. I love it here~~the climate is perfect and the surroundings are, in my opinion, the best life has to offer. But as a good friend pointed out to me recently, It's not the place, but "the people IN the place." I've thought about that a lot. And he's right. I have many wonderful relationships with the people here in Michigan. And this past season I have strengthened those relationships and deepened the bond with some of the most wonderful, loving people I have ever known (xo Ms D). I even made a couple of new friends. And that is what I will miss most~~the people.
But on that same note, I have several close friends in Texas that I miss very much while I am in Michigan. Some have been friends for more than 20 years. I have one girlfriend that when we met, we were both single moms with 5-year olds...now we are both grandmothers (love you Ms G!). And that's what draws me back to Texas~~my friends.
So it is in this mindset that I leave Michigan tomorrow morning. But you have to know that when I leave, a huge piece of my heart stays here. I will reclaim it in the Spring.
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