6 months and what to say about it

Hello Friends!!  Truly if you are still here and reading this, that is what I count you as.

6 months is a very long time, no?  It seems much longer to me.  I have really missed you all and this space.  I am sorry to have left it that way and if anyone worried, please forgive me.  I have cherished your messages and comments and most of all your prayers.  This last 6 months have been a different season in my life.  Matthew has now been my longest baby ever.  He has stepped into that role very happily.

Silence is not a bad thing.  It is necessary sometimes to guard it in order to guard your heart and heal.   I think so often of Our Lady and how much she quietly kept in her heart during her time as a mother on Earth.  She pondered everything, quietly.  That is what I have been doing.

Last week I picked up my camera and put on the snow boots that have accompanied me outside this winter for walks in white covered woods.  I had to get pictures of our amazing snow fall and then realized my camera was not turning on so off to the shop it went and when I picked it up, all ready to go, I knew it was time to return here.

Today, I sat outside in the sun!  The sun which has not been present here for a while was there, everywhere.  Accompanying me as I did a little needlework and it was glorious.  I feel spring in the air and I know it is coming.  Everything will be waking very soon and I am so excited to take it all in.  So excited for the violets to pop up.  I intend to pick every flower and make some jelly.  Oh I can hardly wait.  Yesterday I found some wild spring onions and I know the rest will soon follow!  The chickens know it is coming.  Today they are just happy to bask in the warm sun along with me.  All of us await the dandelions and all their possibilities.

Today may be one of the last days that we can walk freely in our woods before spring fills all the trees and greenery which block our passage many times with briars and poison ivy.  A chance to follow our creek to the end of our property and perhaps find a little inhabitant in its waters (do you see him in the picture?).   Treasures and familiar pathways are ours today.  It is amazing to think what a difference one week may make in the view behind our home.  Even our chickens tried as much as they could to follow us deep into the woods before tiring and heading back to the creek.

What is your favorite part of the beginning of spring?  I am off to do a little sewing for a certain birthday boy who knows I am working on something for him and then I will get more seeds started.  So exciting.  This is definitely my favorite part of the year.

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16 Responses to 6 months and what to say about it

  1. Vicky Cumber May 7, 2015 at 11:38 am #

    This is SO exciting! I had been checking back and checking back for a while, and then hadn't checked for about the last month. And then, HURRAY, you are here! And I have lots of posts I can sit back and absorb – welcome back. Your writing and photos are just lovely.

  2. Louise March 22, 2015 at 5:42 am #

    Adding my welcome back to the chorus!

  3. Karen March 20, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    So good to have you back!

  4. Christy March 20, 2015 at 1:35 am #

    I felt such joy to see your name appear in my inbox again! I have missed you and your family so much!!

    • farmishmomma March 22, 2015 at 3:05 am #

      Thank you Christy!!! Thank you for being here.

  5. MotherOwl March 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    Happy to see you back. This inhabitant of your creek – what do you call it – looks just like something from one of Laura's "Little House"-books.

  6. Jacki B March 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    So very happy to hear from you again. I pray that you are all well and enjoying this new season. We look forward to more fun pictures. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs to you all!!!!

  7. Peggy March 17, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    God Bless you, dear. Thank you for the lovely pictures. Nice to hear from you again.

  8. Pru March 16, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    So very happy to see your post today!
    Welcome back!

    I hope all is well for you and your family.

  9. Corinne March 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    Thank you for the new post and pictures! It was good to see you in December. I appreciate the reminder to pray for you and I will start doing that again.
    I know what you mean about a longest baby. My Faith will turn 5 this year and I still just look pregnant but am not pregnant (still losing weight).
    God bless you all! I can't wait to see pictures from when things start growing where you are.

  10. Caroline March 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

    oh what a lovely surprise to have your post pop into my inbox!

  11. angela March 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    Welcome Back! So happy to see you here!

  12. Millie March 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    I'm so glad you are back with us.

    • farmishmomma March 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

      Thank you Millie! It's nice to be back 🙂

  13. Sharron March 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    I’ve been wondering how you were this winter? I’m so glad you are well and spring is coming!

    • farmishmomma March 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

      Thank you Sharon!!! So glad to see you are still here too haha

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