Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The green, green grass of home

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Recently I’ve had the opportunity to return to the home where we lived for 16 years from 1989 to 2005. It’s a simple home on 5 acres located in a rural area about 30 minutes from where my wife and I currently reside. We still own this home and my recent trips there have been to get it ready to rent to new tenants.

The time I’ve recently spent there has rekindled so many pleasant memories of parenthood because that’s where our now adult children spent most of their years growing up and leaving home. There are memories of my daughter and her horse and my son and his pigs when they were knee deep in their rural experiences.

There are also memories of those tranquil nights with dark skies full of bright stars with a symphony of country animals communicating to each other on a hot summer night. It’s all a far cry from the noise of the city in the eclectic neighborhood where my wife and I currently reside.

This classic song by the legendary artist Tom Jones best expresses all the recent feelings and thoughts touching my heart and floating in my mind when visiting our home on Arroyo Vista Way:

I’m very content living in my current home and neighborhood - a stone's throw from downtown Sacramento and the State Capitol - but my wife frequently expresses a desire to return back to this home. Maybe one day we will both return to the green, green grass of home.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

1 comment:

fishhead said...

Sounds like a nice place to retire.
When you get to retirement age, of course.
Although, it may be too much to take care of then.