1. because I miss my parents terribly when we're apart.
2. because I want my children to love and know and appreciate their grandparents to the same extent that I did growing up.
3. because my Dad makes killer cinnamon tea balls.
4. because the high desert plateau is so mysterious and beautiful to me.
5. because I see people I know every.single.time I go to the grocery store.
6. because the Mexican food here CANNOT be beat.
7. because I love working the cross-word with my Mom each morning.
8. because my history and heritage is here.
9. because I feel a close kindred to the Navajo people.
10. because green chile abounds.
11. because I love the dry air.
12. because hanging out with my grandparents is a kick in the pants.
13. because I love the feeling of vast open space.
14. because my dad's whole family gets together to eat on Sunday evenings (and I love "family dinner").
15. because my kids love going to the farm and helping with the horses.
16. because my heart feels contentment and peace here.
17. because it's not "the city", there are no freeways, there's no rush-hour.
18. because New Mexico really is enchanted.
19. because I've never seen more beautiful sunsets than there are here.
20. because when I am home, I am whole.



1. because I miss my parents terribly when we're apart.
2. because I want my children to love and know and appreciate their grandparents to the same extent that I did growing up.
3. because my Dad makes killer cinnamon tea balls.
4. because the high desert plateau is so mysterious and beautiful to me.
5. because I see people I know every.single.time I go to the grocery store.
6. because the Mexican food here CANNOT be beat.
7. because I love working the cross-word with my Mom each morning.
8. because my history and heritage is here.
9. because I feel a close kindred to the Navajo people.
10. because green chile abounds.
11. because I love the dry air.
12. because hanging out with my grandparents is a kick in the pants.
13. because I love the feeling of vast open space.
14. because my dad's whole family gets together to eat on Sunday evenings (and I love "family dinner").
15. because my kids love going to the farm and helping with the horses.
16. because my heart feels contentment and peace here.
17. because it's not "the city", there are no freeways, there's no rush-hour.
18. because New Mexico really is enchanted.
19. because I've never seen more beautiful sunsets than there are here.
20. because when I am home, I am whole.




Comments
Lindsey says:

You've just made me feel homesick for a place I've never lived in. ;) I wish I had a place I felt all those things about... the closest I have is Flag, but the family element isn't there. I'm glad you're having a great time.

(04.04.10 @ 11:52 PM)
Emily says:

All the same reasons I love going home....well except for the cinnamon ball things and a few others I guess. But I love and miss NM so much. And I think maybe I would have never know how great it is if I wouldn't have left.

(04.05.10 @ 07:55 AM)
Shari says:

You made me feel all warm and fuzzy :) It is a very beautiful place. You make me want to live there. Or at least love a place like you love New Mexico.

(04.05.10 @ 09:43 AM)
Jen says:

Sigh....I really do need to come for a visit.

(04.05.10 @ 01:22 PM)
aris says:

you really made me want to go to new mexico....

(04.06.10 @ 09:29 AM)
aris says:

you really made me want to go to new mexico....

(04.06.10 @ 09:29 AM)
Jennifer Chaney says:

I love your lists. I think it's the coolest way to get to know you. I also love your last reason why you love being home... it makes you whole. I miss that feeling since I can't make it home too often, but love that you can.

(04.06.10 @ 11:29 PM)
Sara Duncan says:

I love your blog. But i wanted to say that i love NM for all the same reason. Especially the green chile and family dinners!!!

(04.07.10 @ 08:22 PM)
Holly says:

Love this!! I too agree about the sunsets, even prettier than Hawaii:)

(04.08.10 @ 06:56 PM)
Helene says:

I will have to take a trip there one day! I can totally agree with #1 and #2!!

(04.09.10 @ 08:01 AM)