I love this place. It's been a place where I've experienced a lot of healing. From horrendous surgeries and long-lasting complications, to my mother's death...this place soothes my soul and helps me to refocus.
Sometimes nature has a way of getting our attention in a way that television, music, friends or family cannot. Nature speaks to the core of our existence...it is the link from where we began and to where we will return.
Believe me, I have contemplated and have dealt with life and death with the help of walking through these very woods.
The great thing about moving to this land is that I already have several life-long good friends living in this town. I will definitely be surrounded by good times and warm hearted people. Then, I have my close family and friends who I am sure will be visiting on a regular basis. One of my friends has a daughter who is in LOVE with all things in nature and she would find our land to be a huge grounds for exploration.
Since I won't be far from Houston, I will still be able to drive to see my family. Then, my girls will have a place to come home to that will be peaceful, welcoming, and full of joy...my daughters know that I am goofy happy over the smallest thing. I'm sure they will be happy to see me so happy and independent and in a place where they grew up. I can guarantee that I will find my way and make it on a level that will be surprising to many. If there is one thing I can promise, I am determined and will find a way to be successful with my direction.
Most of all, I'll enjoy a simple life. I'm sure there will be bumps along the way and a few surprises that I'll have to handle on my own, but I've sure handled some MASSIVE hurdles in my life that have prepared me for this phase.
Now, saying all of that, don't think I won't go into hysterics once a squirrel gets into the cabin. You might be able to hear me scream across Texas.
Still, I ain't scared!