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Why I Did I Choose This Name?

Why is this blog called, “If You Were Here?”

Well, I’m glad you asked.

My family and I moved away back in October and I became very homesick and depressed. I stopped using social media because seeing my friends post about what was happening in their lives made me feel more homesick and depressed than I already was. I wished I was right there with them. Or at least less than 1,000 miles away. However, without social media, it is A LOT harder to share my thoughts, discoveries, projects, and what God has been doing in my life with all of my people. So, this blog came into existence.

A lot of things have happened in my life in just two months. My relationship with God has grown and changed through my struggle with depression. I have made some new friends and have even found some kindred spirits. I started and finished my quilt entry for Oklahoma City’s Winter Quilt Show and was recently notified that my quilt was accepted and will be displayed in January!


“To Everything There Is A Season”

I am slowly starting to settle in this new place that will one day be called ” home.” My family is currently living in a rental house, but we are building a permanent house which we are all so excited for. We have found a new church and have already started becoming involved. I have played my violin three times in just the first month we’ve been attending!

True friends are always together in spirit, but perhaps this will make me feel closer to you and you to me. Through this blog, I hope to show you the places that I would take you to, the people you would meet, my various projects both finished and in the making, the music and movies that are currently my favorites and what God has been teaching me, as if you were here.


One thought on “Why I Did I Choose This Name?

  1. Dearest Ruth, somehow I did not realize you were blogging on WordPress. I’ve just spent the last little bit reading through your posts and I am so glad that I found them. It made me a little sad (okay, a lot) sad to realize that you’d been struggling with the move. I assumed, since you and your family are so close and there are so many of you, the move would be easy because you were with your loved ones. Having been through something similar as a teenager (a long time ago), I should have realized how foolish my thoughts were! All that to say, I am so glad you are settling in and the Lord is using this experience to lead you into a new maturity. I love you and I am looking forward to seeing all of you and your new home sometime this summer! Please give everyone my love and many hugs! ❤

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