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We're Moving; Again?

Politics aside, there is much more to me. I am passionate about many things and those are the things which sustain me.


Looking Behind Me

As a child, leaving town after town, was never very much fun

How often I remember looking out the back window, my hands filtering out the invasive sun

I came to realize later, that Dad's job was the primary reason

All that I really understood - friends, neighbors, favorite teachers...seemed to disappear, much like the season

Town to town was one thing, moving hundreds of miles to another state was quite another

We left everyone behind this time; every one but my Dad, my Mom and my brother

I remember crying and trying to understand it, Mom would say go outside, try to fit in, make another new friend

I wondered...why bother, soon we'd move again, would there ever be an end...

I managed to make friends, join the local little league and about the time I scored my first run -

we were on the road again, starting anew again, before "fitting in"...had barely even begun

Countless forts, tree houses and basketball hoops, all left behind

Neighborhood friends, so many of them, often still come to mind


We finally stayed put for a time, right before I was to enter high school

This was the very best time, with the best house ever, it even had a pool

After high school ended, Dad, Mom and my Florida born and bred baby brother moved back to the state, from where we once came

I had met my future husband, my life was here and life as I had known it, would never be the same

Turned out that my future husband's family had moved around quite a bit too

We made a vow that our children would not go through many moves, as we had both gone through

We built a home for us, where we all lived until they grew up and moved away

They all live close by and visit often, any guesses where we live, to this very day?


A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on September 28, 2020:

Condensed. :)

Thanks Umesh!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 27, 2020:

Well composed and well presented. Short and crisp.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on September 26, 2020:

Thank you Brenda.

It was frustrating!

I am so glad that my husband and I were able to stay put and raise our children in one home.

I know that many types of careers have families moving all the time, they have no choice.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 25, 2020:

Wonderful write to Bill's challenge.

I imagine it would get frustrating moving around all the time. I lived in the same little village all of my life until I got out on my own.

Glad you & your family are keeping that from happening.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on September 24, 2020:

Thanks Bill. My kids consider themselves lucky as well. :)

Eric, lol, I am sure you are working on yours, as we type...

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 24, 2020:

A B don't look at me, I never do that. hihihi

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 24, 2020:

A lovely story! I am so lucky to have grown up in the same neighborhood all of my childhood. I can't imagine moving around like that, but you made that negative work for you and your family, so bravo in the end.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on September 24, 2020:

Thanks Eric!

If I procrastinate, even for a minute, I tend to fall short in following through.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 24, 2020:

Most wonderful description of a world I can only imagine. I am glad you responded so well and quickly to Bill's challenge.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on September 23, 2020:

Billybuc's Writing Challenge: Remembering Your Childhood.

Challenge accepted.

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