Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm Homesick

I'm homesick. I'm homesick for my sister. It was a year ago I went to stay with her for a month. I am homesick. I'm homesick for the farm and Neff Road. For those wonderful people who live there, for the places that hold my heart. I'm homesick for the rich soil, the mooing of the cows and the clucks of the chickens.

My high school class will be meeting up again this year. They meet on Sunday. I won't be there. I'm waiting for the twins to come. This year they take priority. Those friends will laugh and share old stories. Those of which I was a part. They will sit in the yard laughing and having a wonderful time. I am homesick.

The pull is strong on those of us who have moved away. I know this to be true because I have caught up with many of  these migrater on Facebook. First we befriend one another.

"Hi, Linda. This is Pam Loxley Drake. I don't know if you remember me. Ruth and Willard were my parents."

That's about all it takes and once again old acquaintances are chatting about the days on Neff Road. These roots are strong. They stay with us no matter how far away we travel. Once in awhile we return to the bosom of our birth. We hold tight to those days on the farm. They are part of our hearts.

I will be rocking babies this summer. This is a new generation who will learn about Neff Road. This will be a summer of great joy. Still.....

I am homesick. Can you tell?

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