I am 1,974 miles from North Riverside, Illinois where I grew up.
2. Families sometimes move all over the country.Do you feel that a family should try to stay close together?
My family stayed in the same location while I grew up. The only person who moved away was my aunt who moved to California. I was around 7 years old at the time.
I have my own situation that had me moving my children to California in 1989. I feel bad that I moved them away from family and their cousins. They were 7 and 9 at the time. I don't want to live with regrets and I trust that God had a plan for us.
3. How many times have you moved in your life and would you like to share when and where you moved?
Personally I have moved 7 times. However they were definitely later in my life. I moved locally when I got married and then we bought a house. Then I got divorced and I moved into my own place.
Then I moved to California into an apt in San Diego. Then we bought a house in Fontana, CA. After we sold that house 15 years ago we lived in an apt for awhile while our current house was being built.
4. What brought you to where you are living now and are you happy there?
Well everything that has been happening in California since I moved here at 38 years old was because of our divorce and getting back together. That's why we are here. Long story. Yes I am happy where I am living but California is not a state for retirement. Way too expensive!!!