Tuesday, February 16, 2010

homesick??

There are times when I am talking about home that people have to stop and ask me where home is exactly. I don't blame them since I refer to both living in Milan as well as the house my parents live in as HOME. However when I leave Milan I don't often miss it. Please don't misunderstand me, I of course miss Govanni and wish that he were sharing in all the same experiences as Lottie and myself, however it is only when I leave Utah that the aching, meloncholy feelings set in. Maybe it is because in Utah there is never a shortage of people to visit with (inculding many Family members) and it seems that there is always something going on. In Milan our life is also full of parties to attend and great friends to hang out with, but I find myself having to invent things during the day to stay motivated... aside from the daily tasks of washing dishes, clothes, ironing , cleaning, cooking, ect...I don't know!
What ever it is I hope the feeling goes away soon! It always is so hard on poor Giovanni, I love him so very much and am Grateful that he understands how important going "home" is for me!

5 comments:

JR and Dani said...

I was just telling JR how much I miss Utah, and all my roommates and girlfriends. I'd never been to Florida before I moved here. I'd never lived on this part of the US. His parents live an hour away. I don't know anyone here...

Teresa said...

Sometimes I get homesick for the ranch. And I was a young girl when I left. I never got homesick for living in Midvale or Green River. Only the ranch. Being at Autumn View is sometimes close. But there is nothing like the comfort of being wrapped in that valley with its golden wheat fields and the memories of life with my family there. Your changes in life are fairly dramatic. Life is definitely easier here in the US. But remember what JR used to tell us all of the time-- "Home is where your heart is".
PS-- we get homesick for you all too. We appreciate your sacrifices to be with us so often.

The Ferreiras said...

I so know the feeling. I would love to be back there. Theres just no place like "home"

Richelle said...

Here in your "Utah" home, there are lots of us that miss you too!! I'm sorry you're feeling homesick--- I know the feeling! When I was 18, my dad drove me from Lethbridge to Utah, dropped me off at the Flying J hotel, and left me there all alone to start my college experience.I didn't know a single soul. I've never been so lonely in my life!!! Luckily, you have Gio & sweet Charlotte to brighten things for you! I'm sure Landon would like me to remind you that "There's no place like home!" Feel better- let's try Skype soon! HUGS

outlaw in TX said...

Rach, I know what you mean. When Uncle R and I married and moved to CA, I was soooooo homesick for home and my family. It was always particularly bad at major holidays. I always knew exactly what my family was doing on what day because of family traditions. I've graduated to missing our boys coming and going - leaving on Missions - marrying - visiting my grand babies.......etc. What I'm saying is that we are LUCKY to have so many people and memories to love and miss. It does get easier...count your blessing for Gio and Lottie and your wonderful adventures abroad.......and remember, HOME is always in your heart. Just pull out a memory and cherish it..... Lv U and miss you and I'm looking forward to seeing you this summer. XXOO