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    the fulfillment of promise

    we are moving. to zanesville. to the house my grandparents lived in and raised their eight children. to the six acres where I spent my childhood exploring and enjoying. i remember the cherry tree just behind the house and the pies that came from it. i remember the broken arm from jumping off the swingset and giant zucchini from the garden. i remember the love that was there, and the kindness I was shown. i hope for wild summers with my children and cabins built from scraps. i hope for abundant gardens and sufficiency. i hope to learn about the enjoyment of the earth and resting in providence. i am…

  • contentedness,  life,  life together,  simplicity,  thoughts

    enjoy peace.

    The past couple of years at the beginning of the new year I’ve had a word to focus on for that upcoming year. 2013 was contentment and for 2014 I picked peace. When I say I picked it, I really mean it picked me. But that’s another story. This year we got pregnant for the third time. We enjoyed a super quiet spring and summer in our neighborhood. This is a drastic improvement over years past…no burning houses, no murders or middle of the night screaming matches within a 200 yard radius of our house. We felt at ease in our neighborhood and happy to be here. We started our…