I have lived in a bunch of places and in many houses in those places. I went to school with the same group of kids from kindergarten through high school graduation. Which means I lived in that town for thirteen years. It seemed like home.
However, I have now lived in Paso Robles for seventeen years! And in this house for fourteen! By sheer length of time, this is now really my hometown. And I love it. We came here through a strange set of circumstances, but I am so glad we did! We didn't really "pick it", but really feel that God led us here.
We have lived in little tiny towns and big cities. I used to work in San Francisco. Some of my children and grandchildren live in the Los Angeles area. But, oh, I love my little town. I love that we are a community. I love that we feel safe. I love the people. I love the scenery. I love living out in the country. I love our town.
This is home. I don't foresee us ever leaving this town. I don't foresee us ever leaving this house.
It feels good to have a hometown. Yes, I have found home.