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A Bohemian Wildflower with a wanderlust heart. Owner of a few businesses, married to my best friend, an unschooling mom and entrepreneur. I'm a bit random, a hermit, a lover of nature, Forest dweller, Ocean soul, Quirky, Coffeeholic, Artist, Moon Child, Empath, Barefoot, Simple living ,following my bliss and always Grandma's Girl.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Well, I sat down last night to type up a post, even with much prayer I was having issues in choosing how to word it... and in typical me fashion, I read thru blogs that had posted that day to sort of settle my mind before I started my own. Imagine my surprise when I head over to one particular bloggy friend and see she is announced the same exact thing I was preparing myself to type up. This gal lived one town over from me back in Alabama, moved to Alaska the same month we did and now, ironically, is heading back to Alabama on the very same day we are. Our reason are the same and different. Our major reason is different, but all the small reasons, she summed up better than I might would have. For my hubby and I, it was always a dream to live here...mainly because the "Last Frontier" is appealing, and a huge chunk is that we've never found a place were we feel like we fit like glove..where we felt totally at home.I don't know if we thought Alaska would be our forever place or not, but we wanted to live a dream and find out. This is truly a beautiful and glorious state and there are things that I will miss like seeing moose, bald eagles and snow drifting down, the incredible spirit of the people who call this state home. However, there are things of the south that we miss that go soul deep..rafting down Terrapin creek, thunderstorms blowing thru(not the tornadoes though), cicadas and crickets chirping at night, big and round leafy trees,...thinking that 32 degrees is pretty darn cold(hehe). Our girls are happy to be going back. While they love the snow, dog sledding and such..they miss the family we are close to, they miss the friends they've grown up with their entire lives, they miss the freedom of outdoors without being layered so they don't freeze (or get frost nip, which one of them dealt with 2 weeks ago despite being covered and layered head to toe), summertime and heat, hunting and fishing.
And so, on that note, due to some family issues back home and southern roots that go deep...we are ending our Alaskan adventure this Sunday. The hubby will return this summer for construction season, which will be difficult for us being apart that long, but necessary as he is committed to the company he works for for this summer season and for income for us to settle back in down south. We continue to pray for guidance on this path. We have no doubt whatsoever that He led us here for a reason and we feel at peace with the fact that we are going back...I look forward to whatever adventures He has in store for us on the journey of life. We've learned much about ourselves here, we've learned what we can and can not live without, or with, for that matter. See you all from the Southeastern side!


Kelle said...

Life has unexpected changes and although your feeling are mixed, family is important. You were blessed to live in the Last Frontier for a time, that will never change and all of you will have those treasured memories to share always.

Good luck in your transition back to the South. Praying your Dh's job runs smoothly and that your won't have to be separated for long.

Blessings for your journey,

Toyin O. said...

I will keep your guys in prayers, life with God us always exicting.

Not Hannah said...

You know what I say? Good for you! You lived that dream, lady. You did what your heart told you to do, and that takes courage. It takes courage to admit that you need to rethink your dream, too. I'm HAPPY for you!

Tammie said...

i agree with heather. the end result may not be as you had planned, but you guys set out to do something and you did it. bravo! and have a safe trip back south.

Missy said...

Thanks ya'll. I'm at peace with this, thankfully, and actually looking forward to it. I feel strongly we were here for a reason and now we are going back for a reason, even better and stronger for having lived a dream of ours. We might not have "made it" a full year, but we survived the part most folks don't handle with no problem...glad I have that much coming out of it and know I could have made it if that's the way the cards fell.

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

Missy you have to follow your heart sometimes. Life has it's twists and turns and you gave it a go, you tried it, more than many people will ever try to do. You'll look back one day and say yay, we tried and loved it but here we are now. Better than looking back one day and saying, 'I wish we'd tried that!'
Good luck with the move, home is where the heart is.

Susan Stevenson said...

Good luck and safe travels, as you make your way back to your roots in the south.

I hope that you will always remember your time in Alaska with fondness and great memories.

I'm glad we had a chance to meet, and if you ever need a glimpse into life in the last frontier, you can always check out my blog. Alaska is my home and I don't intend to go anywhere.


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Wow! That is a huge change. I know God will plant you where he wants you. You are going to be OK. You have learned to embrace life wherever you are! Good job!

Bustednuckles said...

Buttermilk fried chicken, fried taters and onion, corn bread, sweet tea,buiscits and red eye gravy.
What are ya waitin' for?

Dang, I miss my Granny.

Can you say Dilly beans?
Cucumber and onions in vinegar, Banana pudding with vanilla wafers?

Deep fried cat fish?

Hush puppies?

Good luck and God Bless. a one time stumblerer on yer blog.


A Joyful Chaos said...

Best of wishes as you make the move. I think it is really hard to be transplanted and not always long for the area you used to call home while growing up. I think it works that way no matter where that place was!

Hayley said...

For some reason I am just now seeing this! I have to check my google follower and see what went wrong. Well, you put it well. I had forgotten about Terripin Creek. I can't wait to go there! Well, I hope you are adjusting well. I still need to blog about our experience. I've been lazy about it. Next time you are in Gadsden call me! I will do the same when I am in your town!

Hayley said...

Are you going to keep blogging?? We want you to!

an.Alaskan.mom said...

Changes, it's what it's all about. More people wish they had the opportunity to make changes.

Would love an update on your move - how are you settling back in?