Rather than share a moment from this past week,
I've decided to share a snippet of my summer.
And I won't remain wordless either,
I've been quiet all summer.
It's been a beautiful summer, despite those dog days of July
and the scarcity of rain, although we did receive more than most.
And while we were busy with tending to the out of doors around
our old farmhouse, we also took time this summer to just be.
We took off camping for a few days, the first time since moving here.
We read, we swam (thanks neighbours!) and we went to the beach.
We didn't pick strawberries and the chickens ate most of our own,
we didn't make jam and we didn't put pies away in the deep freeze.
I have nary a regret. The Twins are getting older,
full fledged teenagers are in the house, two I say, two!
And as the nights dip down, the sun begins to forsake us,
and the routine of school begins to shape our lives again,
spending time together as a family is what I want
to pause, savour and remember.
~Be well friends~