Monday, March 10, 2008

{The places we love …}

As a freshman at college, I remember having an assignment in my English class to write a paper about our favorite place. This place could be anywhere and our professor encouraged us to describe what it was about our place that brought us serenity, happiness and/or peace.
Back then, I wrote about my Grandma Call’s house in Afton, Wyoming. I described the gorgeous mountain behind her old farmhouse, my walks through her canyon, the smell of wheat, and my memories of family reunions, hay rides to the mountain and the endless supply of love that seemed to grow in the grass and trees. As a young girl, I learned to love this place – and that will never change. (see photo above)
If I were to write a paper today it would be about the walking path along the river. I have walked this path 100s of times – sometimes alone but most often with my mom, sisters or my husband and children. The banks of the river have an amazing way of helping me sort out life … one step at a time!! :)

What are the places you love??!

6 comments:

Alyson said...

What an amazing memory to have of your childhood! And what a beautiful place your grandmother had! I'm like you. I have special places I like to go to find some peace. A walk down to the bog in my neighborhood usually does it for me!

Rebecca Hickman: said...

My favorite place is our backyard. I feel better just thinking about it.

Jennica said...

My favorite place right now, is on the tennis court. I have been learning how to play and I just love it! It's something new, with so much to explore, get better at, and whack that ball as hard as I can!

The 4 Martells said...

What a beautiful place. I love to walk and hike and think about things. My favorite places are the beach, the mountain behind my house and our beautiful backyard. Thanks for reminding me of favorite places.

Jennie Stanfield said...

Both of those places are favorites of mine as well. Through your writing I feel like I'm visiting there right now!

Wendy Christensen said...

Alyson, Rebecca, Jennica, Holli and Jennie - Thanks for sharing the places you love! :) ... And thanks for being part of my life via this blog site. I love reading about all the stuff going on in your lives! cheers to the places we love and the invention of blogs...