Sunday, 5 October 2008

Unfinished Business

On one of our last walks through Oxford I took a couple pictures of some of the things I saw daily and will miss. I loved living in England, but now that I'm gone I realize how much I truly do love it. I miss it so much. I miss my friends, our tiny flat, I miss walking to the store to get groceries, I miss riding the bus to church (I thought I'd NEVER miss that!), I miss our weekend get-aways to who knows where, I miss the rain, I miss how green it was all the time, I miss riding the train into London, I miss leaving for the airport at 4:00 am to save money on a cheap flight into a new country, I miss yummy Indian food, and Nandos chicken, I miss daily walks to the park with Millie, I miss seeing Brady get excited about his next project, I miss the history of Oxford. What an amazing time.

Well here are just a few of the pictures I took on our last walk.

I have been home three weeks and yet this is what seems "normal". It's almost like that other life didn't even happen. As I look back on this past experience I realized how short life really is.
We really do need to make the best of it!

10 comments:

Ben and Missy said...

Those are such beautiful pictures! You have captured such intricate details of your life there. Thanks for sharing them!

Danalisa said...

you truly have a career as a photographer. You are an artist in your words and pictures. Thank you for sharing it! Oxford is not the same without you guys. We go to your blog everyday so Owen can see Millie. Thank you for reminding me why we decided to stay...but I also know that you have so many more wonderful adventures in store for your family...this was just the start....love you guys!!

lindsay Roscoe said...

It makes me sad to see your pics of your last walk. I miss England and I only satyed there a week, I can't imagine how much you really do miss it. I remember all of those placeswalking to nad from your house. For some reason aside from the canal I remember the brick wall pic most. What a beautiful memory and pictures it made my nose tingle.

Jodi and Tony said...

Awwww, this post made me miss Oxford! Maybe one day soon we can all meet up there for a trip down memory lane. Give Millie a big hug.

Graham and Kate said...

I miss it for you! I have to admit that I'm sad that you don't live there anymore.. I loved seeing your adventures of a far away land.. It def. gives a mix to the mundane! :)

What are your plans now?

The Yarn Queen said...

Oh, we'll all miss the great pictures and details you shared with us. Thanks for letting us enjoy your time with you. love us!

Heidi said...

Beautiful pics! They make me miss England too. You will miss it for the rest of your life, I know I do! Such a special place

The Mirci Family said...

Welll that was really MY front door over here you took a picture of... but that's ok. ;) It's better to leave while you still love it, than to leave because you hate it!

Scott & McCall Randall said...

those pictures are beautiful. you are so lucky to have lived there. and yes! life is short - we need to make the best of it. so true.

Katie and Jeff Wood said...

oh isn't it true! Crazy how fast time flies! What are your plans now? Are you staying in Utah?