I'm in love y'all. I'm in love with the state of Louisiana...all over again. I love the smell of the fresh cut grass in Daddy's yard. I love the site of all the tractors pulling trailers full of cut sugarcane. I love sitting in my Sisters room drinking bloody Mary's, eating sour cream & onion Ruffels and watching Twilight and New Moon with her.
I love cleaning Daddy's house and cooking dinner for my Sister and my Dad and "doting" on them. I love calling my Son and telling him that "Momma cooked supper if you want to come by." And him showing up 30 minutes later and watching him eat two plates of food.
I love sitting in my Sisters bedroom floor with Rusty and downloading music for him. Just sitting next to him and smelling the diesel fuel smell on his work uniform. I love just sitting next to him and hearing his deep voice telling me about his day at work.
I love walking outside and seeing the fields of Sugarcane. I love driving across the bayou and seeing a boat full of people getting ready to go out fishing. I love seeing my bff, my Nieces and their children. I love my Great Niece walking up to me today and saying "Taunte (Aunt) Dionne, where's my hug and where's my kiss?" (Just makes my heart swell.
I love getting messages from my Nephew who has been offshore since the day before I got here telling me that he'll be home on Thursday and that he can still pierce my Tragus and my ears for me if I still want him to.
I love that I'm thinking of taking off by myself tomorrow and going to Lake Fausse Point State Park (my favorite place in the world to go hiking!!!) just to see the beauty of my home state.
The longer I'm here, the more I realize what I love about this state, and how damn much I miss it!