Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Letter to Chuck Town

Dear Charleston,

Where do I begin? For starters, let's be honest. This letter should be entitled "Dear Hanahan" but eh it's close enough. You and I have had a rocky little relationship, and to be honest I am happy that we are parting ways. While you always treated me lovely when I visited my then boyfriend/now husband, things just weren't the same once I claimed residency. Most people love you, but I'm not most people. ;) 

This letter will not be my opportunity to point out everything I despise about you, but rather what I loved while I was here. I have lived here for two and a half years and there is a lot to cover. Let's begin with the obvious...

This man. I met this sweet man on your stomping grounds back in 2008. This chance meeting absolutely changed my life, and I ended up moving to your town just to be with him. It was crazy at the time, but I just knew that he was "the one" and that we would be married one day.

That special day happened 2 years (almost to the day) after our first meeting, and it is my most treasured moment in Charleston. :)

Because there is so much that I would like to cover and I don't want to spend valuable packing time writing this post, the below are some of my favorite Charleston moments that were truly wonderful.

RiverDogs Games

Date nights with Chad and Melissa

Time spent at Folly Beach

Hanging out with Baby Joe

The time we almost flew this plane


Visiting the Angel Oak tree

Swinging at the park

Birthday dinners with the family

Spending time at the Pineapple Fountain

Downtown Bachelorette Party

The day we spent with Kori and Jeramy

Our first Valentine's Day

Finding out that we're expecting. :)))

Working at ProPac, job of 2.5 years

Obviously there are many more wonderful memories that I have from you, Charleston, but it would be impossible to list them all. I will say that I am happy that I moved here. BUT I am beyond excited to be leaving. This letter will not make sense to a lot of people, and that's okay. It takes knowing a whole lot of the bad that happened to understand why I am happy to leave -- but I don't want to "wash my dirty laundry in public." So, with that said...see ya later Charleston. It's been...interesting to say the least. :)


Lauren said...

What a precious post! I'm so excited for all of your new adventures & to follow along on your journey to a new little one as Hubby & I go on the same journey!

Melissa Baur said...

This post makes me cry! :( I don't want ya'll to move, but we will have many more memories in ATL! :)

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