|Photo by Sawyer Vanden Heuvel |
Falls Park, Sioux Falls, SD
|Photo by M-Kopter Aerials|
NW Iowa Flooding
|Photo by M-Kopter Aerials - NW Iowa Flooding|
It's been almost 1O years since I have last seen my childhood home, but I could still walk it with my eyes closed. I can still hear the way the ceiling would creak when it was windy, feel the carpet between my toes, and the sound of baseball games across the road. I can see my childhood dog waiting for me at the top of the stairs as I get home from school. There are moments I would give anything to be back in that house, even just for 1O minutes. Is it the physical house I want to experience again? No, that's just a bunch of walls and paint. I want to be immersed in the feelings and memories of what home represents.
|Our Home, Sioux Falls, SD|
Sending all the very best thoughts and prayers to the people of NW Iowa: my heart aches for all of you. Your willingness to pull together in this devastating time is so incredibly humbling, and it reminds me of what a great community I came from. Breathe bravely, my dear Iowans. Love to you all.
Take a moment today and think about what home means to you.