This Easter will be two years since I moved away from my family, and from everything that I have ever known. We moved from Georgia (where I grew up) to Wisconsin (where Hubby grew up).
Once we moved it seemed like I was constantly getting asked how I liked living up here. At first I said to ask me after winter had come and gone. Because I knew that would be one of the harder parts of living here. Now that we have been here for a while and I feel like we even made a life for ourselves here I actually really like it! We have friends and family here. And then there is the fact hat we have actually put ourselves into the community a little bit. We go to story time every week and Sydney will be starting a local school here this year. I feel like since we have moved here our little family has had a chance to kind of come into its own, and has grown so much at the same time. I actually do really like living in Wisconsin.
With that being said... Georgia will always be home. It's where I grew up. It's where I met my husband. It's where we had our little girl and got to see her develop into her own little self. I think of it often because it's warm and it's gorgeous. Plus it is where all of my family is. I try to talk to them often, but I miss my mom and my sisters like crazy. I think that if we were able to visit every so often it wouldn't be so hard. But we honestly haven't been able to make it down there at all. When my Grandfather passed last month is when I think it was the hardest. I mean it is hard at every holiday because I have always been with my mom on holidays. But for her dad to pass and me not be able to give her a genuine Tiki hug really just broke my heart. I have never heard her in that much pain and I hated being too far away to feel like I could help her through it in any way. I know that this is life and it is just how it will be sometimes. It was just one of those moments that made moving away hard.
Don't get me wrong. I honestly think that we made the best decision for our little family to move away. I love it here! But that doesn't mean that I miss the people I left behind any less.