I am from the valley where the land was going to sink into the ocean according to my mother.
I am from New England where the changing seasons lift my soul.
I am from a childhood that moved around many times.
I am from no rough housing in the house.
I am from Sunday night ice cream sodas.
I am from hostess donuts on Sundays after church.
I am from fresh cow’s milk.
I am from hours spent playing in the woods with my brother and our neighbors.
I am from a family of 6 brothers and sisters and a dog or two and a cat.
I am from a place where college was not a choice, it was an expectation.
I am from a place where we did not confront, but looked the other way.
I am from two parents who loved us and did the best that they could and for that I am thankful.