October 9, 2012

11 Goodbye

There are places I'll remember all my life,
though some have changed.
Some forever, not for better.
Some have gone and some remain.

All these places have their moments with lovers and friends,
I still can recall.

Some are dead and some are living;
In my life, I've loved them all.

But of all these friends and lovers,
there is no one, compares with you.

And these memories lose their meaning, 
when I think of love as something new.

Though I know I'll never lose affection for people and things that went before,
I know I'll often stop and think about them;

In my life, I love you more.

In my life, I love you more.

Many, many thanks to Lennon/McCartney and The Beatles. This song has long been one of my favorites, but has come to mean something so dear since living here. I don't know how long hearing it will make me burst into tears, but I promise, they're thankful, joyful tears- because I got to call God's Own Country home for three beautiful years.

disclaimer: Paul isn't pictured because he hates being in pictures, so my selection is limited. Mia's not pictured because nearly all of my pictures of her are indoors and sadly, don't show the beauty of Yorkshire. Also, the first picture of the dogs is actually from Jedburgh Abbey, The Borders, Scotland.  I just love it.


  1. Ah, Gesci. You made me cry! You will always have such wonderful memories of your time here. And I know you will be back. Now, on to more wonderful adventures!!! Good luck getting settled in.


  2. this is beautiful - a true testament to your time in England! can't wait to share the new adventures and memories :)

  3. I'm welling up here knowing how much you wanted to stay. Bon voyage - and look forward to your posts the other side of the pond xx

  4. Well, geez... I got teary eyed, too! Lucky you for having had the amazing experience. :) Safe travels! (I know I keep saying that but hey...it's a a long trip!)

  5. This post is makin' me weepy, girl! Good luck with the move!

  6. You definitely had me teary-eyed! And, you're right I know you'll be back and we'll see each other again! It's amazing what an impression this country can make in a few years xx

  7. Hi Gesci-I'm over from Lindsay's blog. I'm glad that you have experienced living in England and particularly Yorkshire, it is a special place (but then again I am biased as it is where I grew up.) Your photos are stunning and I think you have definitely captured some of the best bits of Yorkshire (the Betty's picture made me smile.) Safe travels back to the US.

  8. not going to lie. i welled up a bit. as much as i miss america, i have a feeling ill be really sad when i leave the UK...this most reminds me to be thankful of the time i do have left here...love u girl.

  9. Oh my goodness! I feel like I just watch the series finale to an awesome television show and my eyes are definitely feeling the vapors! Thank you so much for sharing your journey in England with us! I can't wait to see what life will be like when you are back on the East Coast! Send me an email sometime and fill me in on your details! You are probably just a few hours from me so we need to get our jeep date scheduled! ;)

  10. Thank you for sharing Gesci, you have taken some beautiful photos of my beloved Yorkshire.
    The words to "My Life" are some of my favourites too.
    I hope that the "Long and Winding Road" brings you back here.

    I love your "babies" too.

    Mary - Yorkshire

  11. P.S. I am very tearful too.


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