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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Goodbye to Our Town

July 21st, 2015 by Aubri


I had no idea what to expect when I decided to marry Phil and that this would mean having to live in a small rural town in Nebraska. I was enchanted by the charms of this lovely place from the beginning but was unsure how I would handle actually living here.

But, it was Phil I wanted and if I was to have him it meant having this town too.


It was a hard adjustment for me but the beauty and simplicity of life in this place grew deep into me.

We have loved so much about our little town. We have been happy here, raising our babies here and starting so many traditions here.


I will miss how much harvest and planting seasons affect our lives. I will miss the tractors and combines that drive past our house everyday. I will miss watching the crops grow and walking the many hills. I’ll miss the oldness of the trees and maybe even the smell of money wafting in from the feed lot on the edge of town.


But as Nanci Griffith says, the heart of any town is the people that you’ve known. We have made some dear friends in this place. It is them we will miss most.

So, here’s another tribute. This one is for our town.
(PS – Nothing in life is free right? So my “free” slideshow has a beautiful watermark, please pretend it’s not there. It was just so easy to use I don’t even care.)

5 Responses to “Goodbye to Our Town”

  1. Kristi says:

    Oh, yes, small towns have their charms (and smells). You have many good memories here, and it’s good to document them. Keep doing that, honey. AND you will find a new rhythm in your new home. For now, enjoy what you can of these last days in YOUR town.

  2. Thanks for sharing – you have a gift of putting songs with the photos and sharing memories without it being overwhelming.

    Small towns are fabulous. So are big towns. 🙂 The memories are just different, that’s all!


  3. Carrie H says:

    Very nice tribute to your town, a place that will always hold a special place in your heart with all the memories your family has made.

  4. grandmere says:

    beautiful memories of your small town! Now you take those memories and all the loves in your life and make new memories in a new place! 🙂

  5. Sylvia Odom says:

    I love this, Aubri! Glad I got to share some memories with y’all in Bancroft! Look forward to visiting your new town and home and my wonderful family there. Lots of Love, Fafa