I am back at Mom and Dad’s while Dad is at a meeting. It is so peaceful out here. It always has been. This is the house that we built in 1980. The back bay window and glass door overlook a huge deck that Mom and Dad rebuilt and expanded on their own not that long ago. The deck is a restaurant for birds and uninvited squirrels and overlooks a small lake to the west of the house. The front door has a screen and it is the perfect temperature outside for having the windows open. Neighbors have been mowing and birds are singing outside. Friends have brought a delicious meal and I am embroidering while Mom sleeps.
There is a quietness to this time that is rarified beauty. I am blessed. We are blessed. God is good. All the time.