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finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee
dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
home again, home again, jiggety jig
i have just returned from going to florida for a mini vacation! i am going to talk about my trip on a later post. this is about what i came home to in tennessee. well...
...the welcome home was met with tears and laughter. the tears came when abbey jumped into her daddio's arms and said "i missed you soooooo much". then the laughter came from just recalling all the things we had done and the fun that had been had.
i arrived home to a freshly cut lawn, clean sheets(hug), and a group of beautifully appointed antique lawn chairs. wow! all of that and a clean house too! thanks, honeybunny, you have done good but here's where you'll be saying man i wish that was me.
my love, gave me a beautiful card with the perfect words.
this is what it said...
i remember how ifelt
the first time i saw you.
there was something about you
that i couldn't forget.
maybe it was your eyes
or your irresistible smile--
all those things that i have since
come to know so well.
but whatever it was,
i remember that it drew me in
and took hold of me
in a way i couldn't ignore.
now when i look at you,
i see someone who's become
so incredibly important in my life.
yet there are still those moments
when i feel the mystery, the charm,
the same invisible power
pulling me to you--
just as it did when we first met.
And in those moments,
i can't help myself...
I fall in love
all over again.
i love you, dave
more tears followed after the reading of those words and hugs ensued. i am truly blessed and it was a great coming home!
"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee." – Marian Wright Edelman
"this life is changing me...a slower pace...a longer look...a simpler taste for things of nature."
I am a happily married woman of 27 years. I lived in Florida for 40 years and moved to Tn in 2000. We lived in the city of Brentwood for 6 years and move to Leiper's Fork in May of 2007. We have been in the country for about six years now on a 7.24 acre farm. We call it Dash Home Farm. Da-for Dave and Sh-for Sharon. We live in a victorian farmhouse made to look old(it acts old). We love the community of Leiper's Fork and the quaintness of the town (no lights).
"God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on the trees and flowers and clouds and stars. " ~martin luther~
" The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. "
"whatever we are waiting for -- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance -- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."