Finding love in the country

August 8, 2011 § 1 Comment

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.  ~Author Unknown

Dear Little Bird.  Dear Little Tiger.

On our way to Hood River last week to pick blueberries and camp under the stars, we stopped at Becca’s house for a visit.  One of the reasons why I love her new place in the “country” so much is that it forces you to go outside and play in the grass.  Her space practically requires you to explore and discover all of the many nooks and crannies behind trees and stumps and dirt piles.  At the end of the day a dusty face and grubby hands are really your only option.  Taking a bath in her big metal wash tub is a relief and something to look forward to.

And the love.  One of my favorite things about being with my dear friend Becca, and hopefully she’ll become your dear friend too, is the love she bestows on you as if you were her very own.  The instruction she gives you, the reprimands, the teaching of chores, the book-reading and the hugs – what Becca gives to you is a gift.

We are heading back to her home again this week.  We’ll have warm weather to enjoy, our tent to sleep in, stars to look at, a visit to the library, berry picking, garden-fresh meals and most of all, love.  Lots of  it.

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§ One Response to Finding love in the country

  • rebecca says:

    i am so touched! i love your little family like the one i was born to… bets – you said the other night that you are so glad you found me, and i feel the exact same about you. praise god that he sends us people to dream with and pass our life with. your girls are stunning examples of curious, dreaming, thoughtful and self-disciplined children and your parenting has helped guide them toward the path of discovery of who christ made them to be. i can’t wait to see you again at my little farm! ~ auntie becca

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