Sunday, November 10, 2013

I Never Knew

I never knew how much I would love this place.

I never knew how a cozy little farmhouse in the middle of nowhere would bring this strange kind of joy to the girl who grew up by the beach.

I never knew that being brave, if only for a moment, would heighten the love in my marriage.

I never knew that I could love five treasures the way that I do.

I never knew that you never really know anything until you're willing to try.

I never knew where courage could really take a woman, until I left comfort for courage.

And here I am again.

My heart's beating fast, I can feel it in my chest.

My mind has been made up for 34 years...

It's simple really...

I don't like dogs. 

I never have and I... well... I'm not sure now that I can say that I never will.

We got a dog today.

And I have a feeling that someday, I just might be saying I never knew what it was like to love a dog, until I got the courage to bring one home on a blustery Saturday afternoon, one Fall.

These kids, and this Cowboy, they keep me unable to never say never.

They keep me leaving comfort for courage...

And I never knew that that just might be the best place to really live.