As I mentioned last week, my sister had her precious baby boy, Jackson Dean.
Baby Girl and I drove up to Anderson Friday afternoon and surprised her in the hospital. She was so surprised!
We had a fun, busy weekend visiting with family and getting to know baby Jackson. Baby Girl had a ball playing with her cousin, Layla.
My sister lives a few miles from where we grew up. I had this overwhelming urge to drive by our house, the schools, my friends' houses, and all of the old places with meaning in my home town.
Could that be homesickness knocking on my door? I've NEVER EVER, NOT ONCE missed Anderson nor had any desire to go back there. My parents moved away when I was in grad school so there was no reason for me to spend any time there. If you've never been, Anderson is a tiny little town in upstate South Carolina. There is truly nothing to do there.
But, all of the sudden, I'm so nostalgic about my childhood town.
I was almost in tears driving away.
I think it's because I have a child now and I would love for her to know the town I grew up in. I would give anything if my parents still lived in my childhood home. It would be such an amazing experience for her.
Despite my make-up, high heels, and love for big cities, I'm just a country girl at heart. I grew up on a farm. Yes, a true farm with cows, horses, rabbits, barns, tractors, and trucks. I even used to ride in horse shows when I was younger.
After 36.5 years, I'm finally embracing my farm-girl past. Go figure.
Do you ever get homesick and nostalgic about your home town?
p.s. Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice? Because I have several friends who are pregnant and I'm pretty sure I'm having a sympathy pregnancy with them. I've probably gained more weight than they have and I'm definitely not eating for two. What in the world is wrong with me?!
*All photos my own and from Pinterest