Friday, September 21, 2012

Wide Open Spaces

Today I was thinking about the song from the Dixie Chicks, "Wide Open Spaces," and how I moved across the country to be with my "cowboy" so far from home. That space became my home and we had two sweet children while I was there.

Funny how that wide open space just seemed to get bigger over the years, but instead of freedom it felt like distance and isolation: lonely. I was lonely with my cowboy, and lonely for some family and friends I'd left across the country.

Seems like it was so long ago, but it was really 8 years. It took a lot out of me to come back to a narrower space and redefine/ recognize freedom for me and my kids. My cowboy is not here, but I know I am in a wide enough space to grow in the freedom I was called to blossom in.

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  1. Some things to ponder. Isn't that funny that the wide open space you think would make one feel free.

    Beautiful picture!

  2. Yes, funny how things work out like that, Susan. The pic was found on (sorry I forgot to mention in blog body!)