Daily Archives: October 4, 2011

Writing Me: Where I’m From {Laura}

I’m from long dark snowy winters, shoveling moon-lit ponds and hearing skate blades leaving shaved ice with their hockey stops. I’m from little towns, boasting rodeos and auctions, prairie fields littered with oil wells and grain elevators.

I’m from summer sand and lake breezes, ice cream dripping down our chins, bicycle riding till sun dipped behind flat fields. I’m from many new houses, new friends, new neighborhoods. Always the new girl. I’m from homeschool co-ops and homeschool choirs. I’m from public school band. I’m from correspondence lessons on the metal roof, sun-tanning.

I’m from family game nights, popcorn and fruit salad and pizza buns. I’m from writers and pastors and teachers. I’m from Scrabble and Dutch Blitz, Anne of Green Gables, apple pudding, and fresh blueberries with cream.

I’m from older and younger cousins and no siblings. I’m from afternoons by myself in a room full of grandparents. I’m from strawberry shortcake every year on my birthday, cats that were friends, and games of catch with my dad.

I’m from swimming lessons and piano lessons and short-lived softball league. I’m from free-ticket ski trips and hot spring soaks in Banff National Park. I’m from car camping with tarps and roasting vege-dogs on sticks. I’m from Little House on the Prairie and singing worship songs around the piano.

I’m from perogies and kuchen. I’m from long drives in the car with chocolate {that only happened once, but I certainly remember!}.

I’m from faith and love, passionate beliefs and strong family ties. I’m from a lot of places, always changing, always learning new things. Where I’m from is where life started. Where love bloomed. The inauguration of me. A good beginning.


Mother of boys and lover of Jesus, Laura {AKA “The Housewife”} blogs over at Housewife in Town about healthy recipe discoveries, preschool learning activities, hiking and traveling with small children, good books to read, and more. She loves quilting, photography, music and writing. A good day = much time spent outside.

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