Embed from Getty Images As a person who was born in Columbus Ohio but grew up in East Grand Rapids Michigan, I was fighting myself. For decades, that is no joke. When my family moved back to Columbus Ohio in the late 1980’s I fought it. I dug my heels in and put up a wall. Michigan was home because, Michigan was safe.
Being adopted out of a child abuse background and an unstable family life, I moved to Michigan before the age of five. Living in Michigan allowed me to heal from the pain I suffered. I was able to leave the past behind and start a new. It was glorious.
Time and circumstance gave way to a move back to the state I did not want to be in let alone then city I most definitely did not want to be back in. Yet, God is funny, and although it has taken me a very long time I now accept that the Lord wants me to be in Columbus Ohio.
It is a getting out of the water moment for sure. To take the Lords hand and be grateful for all He has brought me through in my life. The least I can do is be thankful for His plans for me.
I am not a fan of Ohio State at all. I am a rather large fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets. But hockey is my favorite sport. More on that as this blog site will sift to Columbus and a steady diet of Blue Jackets content.
Columbus has a lot to offer families even during the current pandemic the Ohio economy not to mention the Columbus economy is in better shape than many states.
Through the loving of a very patient and talented wife (Erin I love you!!) as well as my children growing up and loving Columbus, not to mention a big conversation with Almighty God, I am finally at peace.
Columbus Ohio is home. It feels good to finally be able to say that and actually mean it.