Ever since I began putting my energies toward buying our new home, one that felt so incredibly destined for us to live in, I kept having signs regarding "The Wizard of Oz." We even went to see "Wicked," the musical in Denver, during this period of time. To me, the Oz signs mean "there's no place like home," and for the first time in about five years I felt we were going to live somewhere that would really feel like home for us.
In November, when I was going through a very trying time, I coped as well as I could telling myself to stay focused on what's coming, the upcoming move. On one particularly difficult day, I told myself to get in the car and go drive by our soon-to-be new home. When I was just a block away from turning onto my street, I saw a car with the license plate's abbreviated word meaning, "Auntie Em." Now if you know me or read my book, you know that I look to license plates, among so many other things, for signs. But I have never seen a plate that referred to this wonderful movie. Needless to say, it brought a big smile to my face.
Just two days later, I walked out of the health food store and saw a car with the personalized plate referring to "Ruby Slippers." Within two days, I saw two plates referring to "The Wizard of Oz." Yep, there's no place like home.