This week I’m in New Mexico spending time with the family. We had our first family reunion in 10 years and had the chance to hike and play in the rainstorms with the nieces and nephew. The parents are both experiencing some serious health issues and so the trip is bittersweet, with a lot of laughter and worry.
There is a wonderful peace out here in the middle of no where. A different pace of life. I forgot how much i enjoyed chopping wood and preparing for the fall, or using vegetables out of the garden for huge family meals. The green and the trees and the rainstorms that roll through the valley every afternoon cleanse my soul. This is where so many of my sweet childhood memories & artifacts dwell.