Did I ever tell you about the summer that I spent out West?
A group of us flew out to B.C., picked up a vehicle and spent the next thirteen weeks traveling across Western Canada. We hit up some of the country’s biggest events and our only job was to have fun! Our job was to show everyone how awesome Canadians could really be!
Sounds like a dream job, right?
Well, it was. Except for the fact that I was incredible homesick. Even on the night I was due to fly out…I sat in the airport and cried my eyes out because I didn’t want to leave my home. I ended up surviving the summer [barely!] but I didn’t make a penny because I spent every paycheck I had flying all the way from B.C. to Ottawa for all of my days off. It was an intense lesson in how much I love home.
And looking back, I realize that I’ve been like this all my life. Even spending the day away to shoot weddings…I find myself craving the second that I walk back through my front door.
Something did change along the way though; my husband.
With him by my side…I suddenly craved travel and adventure and experience in a totally different way. Because with him by my side…our house became our castle and he became my home.
Heidi and Taylor are not experiencing a long distance relationship with each other…but they are experiencing it from home. As Heidi lives an entire country away from the roots that she once planted…she is growing new ones next to the man she loves. And together, they are becoming home.
But coming back to celebrate your wedding is a pretty special thing. And bringing family and friends together to join in is even better. But more so, it acts as a reminder that what we call home is really about the people we who surround us. The people we love. The people we hold tightly.
So for all the lies before Heidi and Taylor; for all the new experiences…for all the new adventures…for all the new dreams…there is comfort in knowing that they will never be very far from home…