Sharing Childhood Wonder; Our Personal Journey

 

I wanted to share a little story about what Purple Star Ranch means to us.┬áIt started with the way we share who we are with each other, a personal journey that started way back in 2007 when we first started dating. My husband would always say, “I want to show you my stars.” It was his way of saying he wanted to show me who he was growing up and how he got to where he was when I met him.

One evening, after we had first pulled our RV onto the family’s 41 acres, we were laying in bed gazing out the window. Since the land is fairly remote, the night sky was full of bright stars. He smiled and said, “I told you that I wanted to show you my stars.” Those were just some of his stars and that was in our first year of marriage in 2010.

I have not yet shown him my stars as they are in another state far away, but some day I will take him there. But the concept of “our stars” is very important to both of us. It gives us insight into how we became the person the other fell in love with. Sharing not just our current self, but the childhood dreams, playgrounds, and homes from which we gained our childhood experiences, dreamed our dreams and grew that sense of wonder in our lives. It is that wonder that hopefully sticks with us into adulthood and forms who we are today.

Purple, the color for Epilepsy which my husband suffers with, the stars of childhood wonder and the ranch that awaits us when we finally get our lives ready for the big move…that is Purple Star Ranch. This blog is our shared stars and all of the things that have brought us to where we are on the journey to the goal of living self sufficient and self aware on our rural piece of dream land.

What stars have you shared with loved ones and partners? We would encourage you to share, leave comments and learn along side us at Purple Star Ranch.

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