Friday, September 24, 2010

a gypsy at heart

Yep, thats what I am. I have lived so many different places in my short time being married. I get rather tickled at times when I think of my life the past 2 and 1/2 years. I really am a gypsy! Let's see if you agree: We married in June 2008. The first place we lived was a small 1 bedroom apartment in Bowling Green. I loved this place. It brings back special memories, and hard times of learning to live with the one you love. Next, we were expecting a new member of our family soon and made plans to rent a small house in Auburn, where Matt is from. This was a precious little farm house.

I had so much room there, and I enjoyed decorating and having the feeling of HOME. So many special memories were made here. Bringing home my sweet new baby boy. Sleepless nights. Hard nights, memories of the tough times our relationship had in that place. I miss this place though. It felt like it was ours even though we didn't own it. But, it was old. The spiders got old too. So did the carpet in the downward slanted bathroom, lol. With me still being in school and wanting to save money, we moved to Matt's parents after living in the farm house for 6 months.

All of our belongings in storage, except for just a few items we couldn't do without, we moved into the upstairs of Matt's parents home. Here we lived 7 months while I finished school. This was a sweet time. We are so thankful for their generosity. It had its hard times too. You miss having privacy and your own things. Often feeling like you are crowding someone. They never made us feel that way. It's just the way I think anyone would feel in a place that was not their own. Hard times here as well. Struggling to spread myself between my family and the last semester of Nursing school. Leaving here finished a long drawn out chapter of my life. One chapter in particular that I was ecstatic to complete. Accomplishment of my dream.

So this brings us to Matt's dream. Nashville, TN. I enjoyed living in this town. East side of town, a 2 bedroom 1 bath upstairs apartment in an old red brick house. I won't repeat the annoying mishaps of this lease agreement. We moved out 4 short months after living here. It was neat having our own place again, aside from the apartments flaws.

Mold and heat lead us to my aunt's home in Gallatin, TN. This lasted one month. So many things up in the air at this point. Still no job luck for me in Nashville. Very strong possiblities in Louisville,Ky.

Possibility brings me to Vine Grove, Ky. Living in my parents home. Its been almost 6 years since I've been living at HOME. I feel safe here. Hard times again. Matt and I are separted now over the few months as things unfold and stable out in our job situations. We have plans to see eachother on weekends until he can get a job in Louisville.

So this little gypsy family is partly in Vine Grove, partly in Nashville, partly in Auburn, and partly in Louisville. Wherever we may be though, we appreciate being together. Home or not, we have each other. We also have countless generous people in our lives who have given us their homes when we did not have our own. I thank God for them. Thanks Randy and Sheila, Aunt Mel and Uncle Frank, Mom and Dad, Eric. Each of you have been such blessings to our family.

I look forward to the day that I can welcome each of you into my very own HOME. Until then, I will do my best, with God's help, to be content where I am.


  1. You are a traveling girl thats for sure. I pray the Lord opens doors quickly and you can get settled together in a place of your own.

  2. Bekah, I totally know where you're coming from! We moved 8 times in 10 yrs! How is that even possible?! You seem to be a good adjuster. Hang in there, it'll come together before you know it ;)