L: Longing – What It’s Really Like

L: Longing – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like… 

This will only take a second. Usually when you long for something the feeling is often short-lived and temporary. What happens when the longing feeling has been lingering for a long, long time?

I’ve been longing for:

…a place where mulch beds outnumber pine straw landscaping

…where the most popular cars are not Mercedes, BMW, and Lexus but instead Ford, Chevy, and Barely Runs

…places where I don’t primarily need GPS to help me find a destination

…a place where 12 mile drives aren’t 45-60 minute commutes

…a family get together not requiring 6-months of planning

…Grandparent visits

…small town diners with placemats that advertise businesses I recognize

…a profession in which you are respected and appreciated

…an occupation with clear, reachable directives not moving targets unattainable of achieving

…outdoor spaces for my sons to play that aren’t the size of postage stamps and restricted by uniform picket fences

…“running to town”


…start to finish rainy days

…the smell of fresh cut hay

…summer fires

…autumn leaves

…hoodies and sweatshirts

…homegrown friendships

…the beautiful struggle of rural living


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