We really have the best of both worlds here because the community feels very connected like in a small town, but we don't have to drive two hours to get to a real grocery store or a mall or anything like that.
Just move my family 8 or 10 or 12 hours closer and it would be perfect! Oh, and maybe a little less snow and cold in the winter. Or a whole heck of a lot less.
But back to why I love it here and not why I hate it here (I can't believe how much conviction I have!). It is a Joyful Moment for me every time I run into a friend and today it was doubly so because not only did I run into a friend at Target, but it happened to be at just the precise moment that her daughter announced that she wasn't wearing a diaper and was in need of "the facilities". So, I was able to stay with her shopping cart and baby daughter while she took the older one. Being a fellow mom, I know how nice that sort of thing can be.
So, today's Joyful Moment involved being reassured that I "belong" here and also being able to help a friend. And then being able to read about how that helped make her Target trip great on her blog later in the day!
Wishing you all blog-worthy Joyful Moments!