I love Texas. It’s my home. Even though I moved to Japan, then Montana, then settled in Detroit for nine years, I always knew that I would come back to Texas someday. As much as I love Texas and feel like it is my home, there has always been this little bit of me that feels like I don’t quite belong here. See, Texans, at least, small-town Texans, believe that you are only a “true” Texan if you’re born in Texas.
I have a feeling that Annika will travel a lot during her life, but I’m glad that she was born in Texas, so that she will always have someplace to call home.
She’s already got loyalty toward her home state. Check this out (My apologies to my Facebook friends for the repeat):