The longer Graham is in the Navy (almost 8 years!) and the more we move (too many times to count!), the more difficult it becomes to define where "home" is. We can go home to the States and also home to Spain. There is the place where we were born, where we're from, and where we live. And there are many clichéd ways to define home:
Home is where the heart is.
Home is where you hang your hat.
And of course, in this lifestyle, the ever-popular:
Home is where the Navy sends you.
The truth is we have a collection of places that are special to us. Here's a quick rundown of some of the places where we have hung our sombrero, where the Navy has sent us, and/or where our heart is.
Born in Virginia
Lived in southern Maryland as a small child
Grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in the house that his parents still live in
Went to college in Annapolis, Maryland
After graduation, moved to Pensacola, Florida
Born in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Went to college in Westminster, Maryland
Lived in Budapest, Hungary for a semester
Spent two summers in college living on the Outer Banks (but didn't meet Graham!)
Together we have lived in two diferente towns in Texas, Virginia, and now Spain. We were married in Annapolis. We own a casa in Norfolk, Virginia, that we lived in for 2 years. We will live in Spain for 3 years. Then...who knows?! We'll have another home to add to the list.
|Our current casa.|