Moving back to Baytown has allowed for me to reconnect in many ways with different parts of my life. I have been able to reconnect with family most importantly building those precious relationships back up to where I would like them to be.
By living and working in Baytown I have reconnected with many individuals that I have gone to school with and I am making new friends and realizing they are related some how to old high school friends. This is really nice and fun at the same time.
I have been able to reconnect with my love of teaching 7th grade Texas History. By leaving my position and the wonderful people of Pasadena I have been able to get back to doing what I truly loved and that is 100% history!
Recently Ray and I have both reconnected with doing things we enjoyed while dating. We have been able to go to concerts, eat at hot spots we went to while dating and talk about those special times. We have been able to see how our childhood neighborhood had changed and I have even been able to tour our old junior high and saw the changes that it has gone through with the development and growth of our area since we went away to college.
Due to our jobs we have been able to reconnect with our hometown in a deeper more meaningful way. We now have a better understanding of the concentrate relationship among the town and its people. We are now in positions where we can stand up and talk about the issues and clarify individual’s understandings of what is going on. In our way we are now paying it forward and giving back to the town that in many ways helped us become who we are today.
We are also started to reconnect with our love of being outside and doing things together as a family. If only it was not for all of the nasty little mosquitoes! But we will conquer and overcome the pesky little creatures.
Looking forward to many more connections and the happy memories they will make.