Today was much more emotional than I expected. It has been over 23 years since I returned to Chesterfield. I have come to the realization that I had "discounted" much of my experiences while living in Chesterfield in making me what I have become. As I walked through the yard of our old house, I was moved to know that ALL of it has played a part in what I am today. I kept hearing the song "House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert in my head. It was much more emotional than I had anticipated. I will write more as I process it, but for now just know I am so grateful for my parent's who have sacrificed for me, the friends that played with me and the community and time I grew up in. I also visited the Elementary and Middle Schools I attended as well as see my Dad's old place of employment. It has been an AWESOME day.