Friday, July 21, 2017

But mostly good.

I got a phone call from Christian 
(who I haven't talked to since Monday since he has 
been camping with Oliver and Nicholas),
 they were on their way home and asked to meet me for lunch.
I was in my car as fast as I could since I was so eager to see them.
When I saw Christian's truck in the parking lot I parked my car then 
 jumped out and mugged on each of my boys.
They were a little stinky, a little sunburned,
 a lot hungry and tired--but they looked happy. 
During lunch they told me about their adventures, catching fish and frogs,
cliff jumping into the freezing lake,  
and wrestling in the tent in their undies.  
Sounded like a wonderful trip..."one for the books" they told me.

The boys unloaded their gear, showered up, and took naps, 
then I made pizza and then the Little Nies watched Christian and I 
dance in the kitchen to Etta James on our record player.
Life is good--and busy--and scary sometimes, but mostly good.
  
Happy happy weekend to YOU!
Spiritual Enlightenment: Foundations of Faith



















Thursday, July 20, 2017

Shelter from the storms.


The driveway and steps to our front door are officially poured and 
it looks beautiful.
Today I spent all day with my girls organizing and cleaning out drawers
and closets.  I am grateful my organizing bug is in my girls because
they are fine to sit on the floor with me going over every single toy
in every single nook and cranny of the house. I am a little bit obsessed.
They sit by my side and help me, or talk to me, or we listen to music. 

Today in the late afternoon, 
 the dark clouds rolled in and the wind picked up.
We took a break to walk around the yard and enjoy the summer storm.
Along with the rain loud booms of thunder shook Fox Hill.
Across the valley and over the lake we watched lighting flash
as if in fast motion.

When the rain got heavy we went inside while Lottie 
and her best friend Ada played with 
about 50 stuffed animals on the front porch, taking shelter under the roof.

I miss Christian- and my boys, but especially Christian,
(who are still camping).
I miss falling into bed after a long work day and snuggling under his arm-
safe and sheltered from all the storms in our life.
It truly doesn't matter where we go or where we live,
as long as I am with him: I am home.




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Deathway no more.

This morning at first light two things happened:
1. Lottie jumped into bed with me and snuggled deep in the covers. 
She fell back right back to sleep and I never did.
I lay awake thinking about our move and so many unknowns.
2. About five cars full of men, and two concrete trucks showed 
up and began paving our driveway.

When we first built Fox Hill we installed a heated driveway
from the garage to the bottom of of the hill.
We finished the top half of the driveway by covering the heated pipes
with cement, and planned on doing
 the second half when we had the money.
The top half has been a LIFESAVER in those 
deep winter months when the snow piles up.
With a flip of a switch the snow melts away.
The second half (the deathway) has been a struggle, but we made it work 
(and I got big huge muscles shoveling the road). 
Today we finally finished it all. Done. Boom.
The new owners are going to LOVE the heated driveway.
"Remove your fear with Faith, and trust in the power of God 
to guide you."