“Love that view!”
That’s the first thing our oldest son Cody said when we came into Cache Valley Sunday afternoon on our return trip from the Salt Lake Airport.
Granted, the view of this beautiful valley we call home is always stunning when you first enter driving north out of Sardine Canyon. That spectacular view, even with a bit of inversive haze today, meant a whole lot more for Cody on his first trip back home in two and half years.
Cody joined the Army in high school, spending his first 6 years in the Utah National Guard which included a trip to Iraq for a few months. Then he transitioned into full-time military service with the active-duty Army. Three years in Hawaii, two years in Washington, and then his current three-year assignment in Germany, which has included a deployment to Poland.
While trips home for Cody during these years have been few and far between, this has been his longest time away. For Elisa and me, these two and half years have been the longest time not seeing one of our children in person.
There’s nothing as good as coming home.
For today’s Sunday Reflection, we wanted to share this beautiful rendition of the John Denver classic “Take Me Home, Country Roads” performed by The Petersens.
I hear her voice in the mornin’ hour, she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
Drivin’ down the road, I get a feelin’
That I should’ve been home yesterday, yesterday
I discovered The Petersens last summer. They are a family bluegrass and gospel group out of Branson, Missouri. I have greatly enjoyed their soft harmonies along with the authentic sound of their acoustic instruments.
I hope you enjoy their music as well. More so, I hope you enjoy your own moments of finding your way home.
Have a beautiful Sunday. We love you!