Home where little faces greet us.
Where the shells are a reminder,
of the dream that was Fiji.
Where our ducks wander under the trees in the Spring sunshine,
where branches are full of apple blossom,
and quince flowers, full of buzzing bees.
Home, where I find a pile of chook eggs,
and spend hours unbraiding the many tiny plaits that were made a million miles from here, under a palm tree by the sea.
Home where I bump into lovely friends at the supermarket, where I sleep happily in my own bed, where the children seem more relaxed as they all recover from the bug we picked up while travelling. Home where it's quiet and peaceful and green. Lately I've been thinking about whether we should make this lovely town our home forever or perhaps move somewhere bigger that may offer the kids more opportunities. As they grow I wonder if there will be enough for them here. Do you live in a small town and think about these things too? All the driving and planning and lack of things to do can sometimes get me down. But I do love this town, and it's people, it would be hard to leave, so much of our lives have happened here. Anyway, perhaps these are thoughts we all have from time to time, maybe I'm just in that kind of space right now.
What are you thinking about lately? I hope all is well with you dear friends, see you soon xo