Friday, June 7, 2013

I feel as if I've been hit with an extra dose of grief since we moved here. I think it began with our trip back to Kansas City. I miss the life we had there so much. Most of our stuff we're unpacking is stuff we really haven't seen since we lived in Kansas City. It reminds me so much of my little girl. Today my three kids were playing on our living room rug and it brought me back to when my other three kids played on that rug. My sadness must be rubbing off because tonight Jack sobbed because he missed Lucy. He hasn't done that since she died. He's afraid that someone else in our family is going to die too. As I explained to Jack that we would all die one day I remembered having the same conversation with my own mother at about the same age. I was about Hazel's age when my little brother died. I felt so bad for him as he wept into my arms but I know this experience is making us a stronger family.
I know the loss our family feels can't be filled with worldly possessions, or success or any other distractions. It can only be filled with the love Christ offers. I know this is true because it is the only things that has eased my suffering since Lucy died. Time alone has done nothing. I hope my other children learn that from this experience.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Village

Yellow Springs

Everyone here seems to own a VW van.

I prefer to call them, "peace promoters."

Because every little town needs an Asian jewelry store.

Cute little pop-up

More peace signs.

We love going for walks here. Everyone is so friendly. And because everyone knows everyone, they all know we're new here. The other day we met Deborah, she was planting a Magnolia tree. It was bizarre looking.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

One of my favorite things about this house is the garden. When Chuck's mom was here she did a ton of work on it. I'm so grateful. With a new baby it's hard to find much time to work on it. We are going to have quite the bounty this summer and fall.



Our enormous Ginkgo tree.

We still have a lot of work to do. Mostly it's going to be one of those never ending projects. We are so grateful to Laurie for all her hard work.