My personal foundation of the word “home” is where I began my life and spent my formative years, in California. It’s an amazing state with a diverse landscape that I am appreciating even more now that I live away from it. I crave the security I feel when I am physically there to enjoy it’s beauty and connect with family. I just always want to go back.
My parent’s’ home in the mountains has always been a peaceful place to relax from regular life. Though my dad passed away years ago there are still many reminders of him there. I couldn’t resist a short visit in November to feel that small connection with my dad, spend some quality time with my mom, and grow relationships with some sisters.
Both my mom and I love the ocean. She and I made a short trip up the coast to Big Sur as past emotions of feeling secure at home resurfaced. I felt the peace, love and the joy of just being together.
While planning this visit, I wanted to spend time with two of my sisters, one I know well and another I wanted to know better. While camping for a long weekend in Death Valley National Park we had the in-person opportunity to reminisce on our home life. From that weekend, we became better friends as adults and agree it was such a happy time together! I’m so grateful for digital devices to continue to grow these family relationships from afar.
Your work is amazing Brie!!!
You really capture the beautiful wonders of this glorious earth!!!!
Brie Stockwell says
Thank you Candice!!!! I have been amazed at some of places I’ve been able to visit this year. What a privilege!
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