7.11.2008

I am from...

My Mom did this a while back and I absolutely loved it. So now I am finally making the time to do it too. I would love to hear some of yours...

Here's the template if your up for it :)

It's harder than I thought it would be, but so much fun!


I am from...

I am from a cul-de-sac, from BMX bikes and riding down steep hills barefoot on skateboards.

I am from 1511 Sacaton Dr., dirt roads, dead ends, orange soda handed out by Joe.

I am from the honey suckle bush, roses, potato bugs, the green grass, dandelions and tumble weeds.

I am from playing board games and unconditional love, from Juanita Pearl and Turgesen and Grove.

I am from the warm sunshine spilling into the living room and beautiful relaxing music floating through the air.

From “finish what you started” and “be kind to others.”

I am from Wednesday night meeting and Sunday Morning Church. Potlucks on Sundays, getting treats on the long drives home, peaceful hymns, convention in tents, making whistles out of river grass.

I’m from Arizona and Norway, spaghetti and Sunday roast.

From the father of honesty and gentleness, who can make anything out of wood, enjoys sailing, golfing and reading, “life is good” from a mother of great unselfishness and a protective nature, who loves the beach, decorating and music, from four beautiful sisters who share childhood memories, laughter and tears and who support each other through everything.

I am from Holbrook and Farmington, family reunions in the woods and at the beach, college days in Flagstaff, road trips with best friends. From my parents playing the guitar and singing, being a twin and the three little ones, evening back rubs, “I’m a little tea pot”, bear traps, murder in the dark the old fashion way and British Bull dogs.

8 comments:

jessamyn said...

why do I always cry when I read stuff about the past? I miss our childhood days sometimes.
You've inspired me to do this too. Maybe I can find some time tonight.
I love you Cory and I love where you are from.

Nonnie said...

i am sitting here with tears running down my cheeks.....i LOVE it cory....i love that it comes from YOU....and it brings so many memories alive again....beautifully written...sweet daughter!
i love you too....

Debbie said...

I did not even know you back then, but it brought tears to my eyes as well. It paints such a beautiful picture of your life. All our life experiences make us who we are today, and I love you for who you are! Glad I learned a little more about you.

cassie said...

i always cry when reading these things too. it is funny that so many of those memories are mine too...and so many of them are not. i love your writing cory. you have always been gifted with that talent. it was good to read this and revisit YOU. i love you so. and i LOVE that song.

Alyson said...

This is so cool! I will give it a try tonight when I get home :o)

Mom/Grammie P said...

Well, I guess it is unanimous. I cried reading it too :-) Cory you truly are an amazing girl, woman, mommy, sister, daughter-in-law, wife, friend, daughter, granddaughter! You are a renaissance woman and I love reading about your hopes and dreams in life, past, present and future. You bring them alive with your writing and bring your readers along for the ride. I feel so blessed to have you in my life and the life of my family.
This recent writing of yours is so "you".
And as always.. great music
I love you dear Cory
P

Mandy said...

Cory~ I love it!! you have always been such a good writer. The place you come from is WONDERFUL. I Love everything about you.
Hugs,
Mandy

Jme said...

Yes, this is you....and a lot of it is me too. How special to have sisters...I love you so and think you are a most beautiful person and talented woman with a heart of gold.