The trip was just what I needed. Rarely in my fast-faced, hustle and bustle life do I get an extended period to decompress and reflect on the journey I have led in my life thus far. I arrived in New Mexico two and half weeks ago pretty manic and wound up. I could physically feel it in my body and my mind refused to relax. The comfort of my parents and the comfort of New Mexico are just what I needed. I needed the chance to reflect on the journey that led our family to Jerry. As the weeks passed, I could feel my body and mind relax which allowed me to bond with Jerry while beaming with pride and gratitude for my husband and son back home. I am very proud of Dillon, Derrick, and myself. We are all journeymen and all our journeys have led us into our new home, The Lee Home. The Lee Home is filled with love, passion, dedication, and laughter. I cannot wait to get Jerry there this weekend.
But for the first time in a long time, as the plane circles the Sandias and heads West, I will miss New Mexico while appreciating the comfort it provided me during this powerful trip.
New Mexico will always be my "true" home.