Friday, November 25, 2011

We're Back

What a great time we have had.

The trip was long,

for everyone.


But oh so worth it.

It is hard to describe how my heart swells
to see the mountains of Wyoming again.

They are such a part of me.

And it runs so deep.

The emotions they invoke are sometimes unforeseen.

I am overcome,

yet grounded

in a way I haven't felt in awhile.

I am so thankful

for the place

that raised me.

And so proud of 

where I am from.



The memories 



fill us.

We take back
the blessings of loving where 
we come from.

But the closer we come to home,
it is good to know we love
where we are now also.

And how we truly have 
grown where we are planted.

My cup overfloweth.


29 comments:

Jill said...

Welcome home! It looks like it was a very good trip for you ...heart and soul. I'm glad. I have to say it again...you're girls are all so beautiful.

dr momi said...

Looks like it was a great trip. Those mountains are absolutely beautiful!

Deb said...

Wyoming is beautiful I've only been once...my husband was born there...Riverton...he has relatives that still live in that area...

Randy said...

It does look like you had a wonderful time! Beautiful mountains.

Mary Ann said...

The last picture is the most wonderful!

becky3086 said...

I feel the same way when I see the northern mountains. I so miss NH. It has been 14 years since I last saw it.

Charlotte said...

Such a beautiful post. Love the mountain pics and of course the beautiful family.

rkbsnana said...

Beautiful pictures. Glad you got to go home. Home is good.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful pics! Glad you all had a nice time:@)

retrorevival.biz said...

Such a beautifully written post with gorgeous photos! Warms my heart to hear of such beauty and gratfulness:)

~Cindy

Niece said...

Michaele....beautiful pics! I have never been to Wyoming, looks like my kind of place!

Glad you got to go home and be with family.....looks like you all had a great time!

Welcome Back!

Melodie said...

This is a beautiful post!Love of family,land and home.

DebH said...

Wonderfully said and what a fine family you have. I felt every word you said. Happy Thanksgiving!

TexWisGirl said...

such gorgeous country! and such love pouring out of these photos from the souls that fill them! :)

Buttons said...

Oh Michaele this is beautiful I wanted to be there with you. It sounds like home. I think you are truly blessed indeed. You have a beautiful family lots of love and lucky you grew up near the mountains. I loved this post it filled my heart.Thank you and welcome back. B

Chickadee said...

Wow. How beautiful, both the pictures and the words.

the cake chick said...

What beautiful country...what a beautiful family.

Sharon said...

Awesome pictures! Wonderful family! Definitely a worthwhile trip!

Rain said...

Love the pics of the scenery of your homeland-but especially the pic of love-the last one~is beautiful !!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

What a lovely gathering you've had... I know what you mean about being connected to a place and having your heart swell when you come home...

Peggy said...

Beautiful country! Great photos! Good looking family. Welcome back!

Callie said...

Lovely photos that capture its beauty and your deep connection to the land.

Joe said...

Great mountain shots.

Jennifer said...

Glad yall had a nice Thanksgiving with family... this post is so beautiful.

missing moments said...

Beautiful post!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What a sweet post!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

And Wyoming looks AMAZING!!! I've never been there: thanks for sharing the beauty of those mountains!!

Rose said...

Either I did not know or had forgot you were from Wyoming...think I did not know cause I think I would have remembered...cause it is one place I have always wanted to go.

You sound like you feel about it the way I feel about Tennessee!

Love the photos.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I can tell you are totally where you where you are supposed to be. Lovely family, Michaele! :)