Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's not you...it's us.

Dear California,

As this chapter in our life comes to a close, I want to take the time to acknowledge all of the good things about you. The things I will always hold dear. It won't take long. Kidding. We moved here from Ohio as a newly engaged couple almost exactly five years ago. While I could NEVER live here permanently (with the exception of Sausalito, if money were no object), I am grateful for the experience.

You provided us, a newly married couple, with endless options. Because you are so far away from our families, we were somewhat isolated and forced to depend on each other. This formed a bond that couldn't have been possible without you. You also, with the help of my husband, gave us our little flower-your state flower. For this reason alone, you will always have a special place in my heart.

I truly love that you are so progressive and I hope that the rest of the nation follows your lead. Your natural beauty can't be beat. I was lucky enough to drive down the coast from around Palo Alto to Los Angeles and it was truly breathtaking. I can't explain how much I'm going to miss In-N-Out. Where else can I get a grilled cheese "animal style"? And See's candies. And...well...I think that's everything.

We'll see you again someday when we bring the little flower to see her birth state. Thanks for the memories and take care of yourself...

Always, Holly

1 comment:

MamáChanga said...

Aw, I guess that answered the question I left in yesterday's comment box. Have a safe trip as you move & I pray your next stop feels more like HOME.

Hugs & Blessings!