Ever since I was a child, I've been fascinated by the Texas Capitol. I can remember the first time I walked into it, talked to my mom under the dome and looked at all of the awesome paintings I had seen in my social studies book. (On a side note, I also got my picture by the Statue of Liberty's finger that fell off and was on display... again... fascinated!)
So, when I moved to Austin in 2004, all I wanted was to see the Capitol in my view everyday. I was so excited when I would round the curve onto South 183 and was able to see the spec of the Capitol on a clear day! Then I moved jobs, and got to see it everyday in my rear-view... and then I moved to Dallas.
Two years ago this week (April 21st - Battle of San Jacinto day - to be exact), I moved back to Austin. And I was blessed with a job that is literally blocks away from the Capitol.
I found myself, every morning when I saw it, thanking God for bringing me back to this fantastic city. I smile every time I see it... because it is proof that God answers prayers, that He is sovereign with each little step I take and that I am right where He wants me. When I've had my toughest days, that building helps me to remember to not dwell on what I don't have, but rather the blessings that I do have.
Man, I love Austin...