For those that know my family and me, the title of this blog is pretty self-explanatory. I’ve actually had the title floating around in my brain for a month or two while I was trying to decide whether to give this thing a go or not. For those that may not be as familiar with us...
The title, “Bayous, Peaches, Chopsticks, and Beaches,” has to do with the members of our family, our places of origin, and places that we’ve lived.
Bayous = Louisiana
I was born and raised in northern Louisiana, and that is where my husband and I met and married. We lived there for our first few months of married life.
Peaches = Georgia
My husband is a Georgia native, and when he and I left Louisiana, we moved to Georgia. We lived in 3 different places over the years we were there--metro Atlanta area, in my husband’s hometown, and in rural southwestern Georgia.
Chopsticks = China
Our oldest daughter, MJ, is from Jiangxi Province in China. She spent her first nine months there, in the care of her foster mother. In 2006, we traveled to China, where she became a part of our family.
Beaches = Florida
Our younger two children, K and M, are of that rare species known as “Native Floridians.” Three years ago, we moved from south Georgia to the Florida Atlantic Coast where we still live. At the time, I was extremely pregnant with K, who was born 2 months after we moved here.
So, there you go...that’s the story.