Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Just For the Record

I love Saskatchewan. I love it from the flat plains to the steep hills. I love it from the rivers to the sloughs. I love it from the cute but annoying gophers and the horrendous province bird of the mosquito. I love it from the colorful Ukrainian and Hungarian and Swedish down home folks to the people who wish they were. I love it from the fiddle music that touches my soul to the sound of the accordion that should not be amplified in small spaces. (Word of warning: do not tell anti-accordion jokes.) I love it from the winds that are too strong to the stillness that takes captive my mind. I love it from the old ways being practiced to the new that are slowly creeping in. I love it from the Rider fans that seem to be everywhere to the hockey in which people try to murder each other. (Another word of wisdom: rooms can get really silent if you admit not being into sports.) I love it from the traditional food (perogies and sausage, here I come) to the non-traditional never being heard of (our neighbor asked what salsa was). I love from small towns to the farms to everything being a little backwards and fifty years behind.

But I mostly love it because I have found home here. I have found a spot to rest my soul and grow.

Perhaps God will call me to somewhere else, some day... but for now, I am so glad to be here.

6 comments:

Christina said...

Every provinces has it's own beauty, and character. I'm so glad you've found a home there, I'll have to come there one summer. :)

Naomi said...

Thanks for the comment! And you're correct in your statement... I have visited three other provinces and they are all beautiful, as well. :)Which province do you make your home?

rebekah said...

I couldn't agree more~ I LOVE SASKATCHEWAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bekah

P.S GO ROUGHRIDERS! lol :P

Naomi said...

:high fives Bekah: :D

Samantha R. said...

Love your new layout! :)
and I love your tribute to Saskatchewan!
It's beautifully written and humorous too.

Naomi said...

Aw.. thank you! I am so glad you like it. :) I like it but it makes me like it more when other people like it too. ;)