Tuesday, June 3, 2014

When we made this major lifestyle change to the city/farm from the suburbs, I had visions of the farm side being an idealistic place where I would just feel good about life. People would come, I would cook from the garden and barn (getting there), visitors and grandchildren would help with chores and learn all of life's good as well as hard lessons while doing so.




 We would all work together, play together and give thanks together around the table after a full day.


Kind of amazing that it is working out that way.


Our Kate and the boys were here for several days and will be lots over the summer.
She to pass the time and relish in child care help,
and the little ones to live as normally as possible.


Her husband is away for an extended period of time, deployed to harms way,
and we can do nothing to ease her fear and loneliness except to love her and her sons with all our might.

That we will do.
And Pray every moment for Kevin's safety.




11 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

Amen.

Debby Ray said...

Such a sweet post...scrumptious looking strawberry pie too! Do you grow your own? The views from your place are simply breathtaking...nothing like the Blue Ridge!

Sue ~ Granny's World said...

Wishing you joy and happiness for the summer, and to whoever, please keep Kevin safe and return him to his family soon

TexWisGirl said...

bless him. and bless all of you!

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Isn't it wonderful how things work out for all? Photos of these happy times are a treasure!

Buttons said...

Oh yes she is in good hands her and their boys and the prayers will work. It is good when home is there when you really need it. Hugs to you and your family and prayers . B

Lynne said...

Golden parents, grandparents you are. I will keep your Kate and the boys in my heart and caring and pray for Kevin's safe keeping . . .
Love the looks of that strawberry pie . . .

Susan Hawthorne said...

Your farm is beautiful. We are looking to retire near the foothills of the Smokies or Blue Ridge too! Grew up in Virginia and will always feel at home there. Susan at Romancing the Home

lauren jean allece said...

I'm so glad Kate has you all close by! Both for her sake and the boys (and I'm sure Kev rests easier knowing his family is covered with love and prayers while he is away).

Nellie said...

Sending wishes for Kevin's safety as well! It sounds like it will be a fantastic summer! I'm slightly envious!

Cathy H. said...

Sending prayers for Kevin and each of you! Your grandchildren are so blessed to have such a wonderful place to grow up and such a great grandmother to love them!