And here I am....once again at the farm where I spent as many summers as I did at the stables....cherished memories I’d love to share with my boys. I need video of my GrandDad and time is running out.
The battery’s registering under 20%.
Space on my wee iPhone memory is on warning mode.
|sweet little old farmhouse looks a bit consumed by those bushes....I could help with that when I go back:)|
I did manage to capture a few videos so I hope you can find time to watch.
Excuse my....ummmm.....well .....‘I just don’t know what the heck I’m doing’ behavior I seem to easily exhibit, I’m sure I’ll get better at this.
So much revelation was flooding my heart during this trip and I thought I was articulating my process quite well....that is until I see the videos for the first time since recording them....oh boy!
What a blessed lady I’ve been in my life to experience so many cultures, worlds unbelievable adventures....one of which is having spent my summers on this farm. Going back is so much more meaningful to me now that I have kids of my own. I want them to experience all the goodness that comes from learning hard work, safety, peace on the farm, freedom and yes, as always, adventure starting with the apple orchard and organic garden.
|these unusually soft farm kitties have been following me all over today, which included a short nap in my rental car (them not me:)|
|Mom actually rented a moving truck to get this back to Texas. She has memories of riding in the back while the grain poured over her. Check back for the day 4 post to see the video of her telling the story|
GrandDad, as you’ll see here, is a PRO! He’s a pro story teller who also exudes total freedom in speech and worship, with or without a camera on him. I look up to this remarkable man of faith and hope to share with my boys some face to face memories they’ll never forget! And if they do I’ll just replay the video. You see why I need to go back to Iowa.....so many stories to be told, memories to be had, lessons to be learned. I need about 73 more videos of him.....get me back up there, is what I say.
|I actually used to drive these big tractors...more for fun than anything:) I think I was 13 when I learned. I asked Mom how old she was and she said FIVE!!!! I hope I caught that story on video...you'll have to come back to Day 4 to see for yourself.|
|I bet I could re purpose this feeder...whatcha think? The colors are perfectly vintage....and check out my scarf...I coordinate with the farm feeders!|
don't take yourself too seriously, that's my lesson in this picture.
hope you enjoyed the pictures and maybe even made time to see some videos. I know it's a LOT for one post:) Hope it's not irritating.
One more thing before you go, assuming you're still here, have you thought about what Living Decorated means to you? I'd love to hear a bit about what makes you the special you God created so perfectly beautiful.