Louisiana……This is home….. always will be.
Here my heart finds the refreshing so needed. Here with the true Southern slow lifestyle, the peace of a life lived away from clocks and electronics, the genuine heart of the people, I come fully alive.
I don’t know if I can explain what it does for me to come home. It is as if I find my true self all over again. The girl who reveled in bare feet, pure gold sunshine, care free days that last a lifetime, sights, smells, and sounds that make me who I am. My heart is lifted up and I want to just twirl round and round with my hands raised in utter joy at the feelings that course over me.
The pressures begin to fall away, the mask of correctness slips to reveal my truest sassiest self, and I find myself feeling 20 all over again.
I would not change anything of my life in Tennessee but I will make a point to take the trek home much more often.
I am WHO DAT. I will always be WHO DAT. My soul sings it, God created it, and I will be true to it.
I am sitting on a porch (shocker right?!) listening to the soft rain, sipping coffee, and taking on a heaping of correction from God the Father and in the midst of it all, I couldn’t be happier.
He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me beside the still waters. Selah
I thank God the Father, Creator of all, for this time of refreshing.
Cher, I pray for you the same as I am enjoying this day…. wherever you are……