Almost immediately after landing at SEA-TAC a few weeks ago, I fell in love. Again. It was truly a case of ”Love at First Remembrance.” I was immediately reconnected with the Pacific Northwest and my feelings I first discovered for the area in December 2011 when my husband and I flew back here for Christmas with his family.
As we drove toward my in-laws’s home, I commented on feeling at home to Scott. He smiled and told me he was grateful that I felt at peace here and we had previously shared some amazing memories nearly 2 years ago.
How can one not feel at home here? Easy, I suppose, because what defines “home” is different for everyone. However, for me, this area just feels right.
I love the trees, the mountains in the distance, and knowing that there is a large body of water nearby. I adore the rivers and streams, the amount of cyclists and runners that are constantly in motion, the simplicity of getting away from a big city and the peace of know it’s nearby.
I’m not sure we’ll move here for good ever, but it’s a place I’d welcome raising Susanna (and any future siblings).
Do your in-laws live in a beautiful place? What defines home to you? Where would you like to raise your child(ren)?