Sunday, August 30, 2009
Well, folks .... It seems like every time I begin making plans to return home, something comes up and delays my plans. It now looks like we won't be returning home until mid-September. While waiting for God's perfect timing on our return home, the little one's and I will drive out west and have a visit with my dad. Yes, he's finally returned from Alaska and is very excited about seeing a couple of his grandchildren ... Oh! Yeah, he also says he's excited about visiting with me too.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time up here in the Northwest farmland, but we will have a most GRAND time out at Dad's. He lives about 7 miles up a mountain, off-grid, in a log cabin. I'll get to cook breakfast on his wood stove, the evenings will be spent visiting and reading by oil lamps, my nightly bath will be taken in a HUGE cast iron claw foot soaking tub, and I'll fall asleep with the scents of evergreen pines and woodsmoke in the the night air. Although my general daily tasks will take a little longer to complete because of the lack of electricity, there is a comfort, peace and relaxation I have yet to find anywhere else. Not only is Dad's cabin located in a visually beautiful setting, it is also a beautiful place to hear and smell. Even the air feels like heaven upon one's skin.
Our Lord has so abundantly blessed us with a summer filled with all sorts of beauty. I am very excited about the opportunity He has given me to spend time in the majestic mountains He created for our enjoyment.
I'd like to say, "See you all soon", but it's beginning to seem like every time I say that, we get delayed. SOOOO instead, I'll say, "See you all by and by".