This is the beautiful sunrise that greets me each morning from my little Easton Road. If you were here sipping a hot cup of coffee with me, you would hear the neighbor's roosters crowing and the cows mooing for their morning breakfast. The land around us is scattered with all kinds of animals and it is music to my ears.
Life takes us to unexpected places ...but love brings us home. It was a long journey home but we are home. We are happy to be back with our family and thankful for our time in the beautiful capital city of Missouri. We made deep friendships in the four years we were in Jefferson City and we will carry them with us in our hearts. We are making it our goal to stay connected to our friends and church family that we left behind. Goodbyes are heartbreaking.
We have landed in our forever home in the middle of the Missouri farmland. Retirement is a whole new learning curve but we are enjoying our time together and long mornings together over coffee. Really we have not stopped working yet...painting and remodeling may be our next career. Brian never stops working and I have been doing some counseling and will soon start teaching a Bible study.
We are slowly finding our new "normal" ...just letting the Lord guide and direct us. We have started making this little piece of farmland our new home. Our hearts are overflowing with thankfulness. It was a long journey home.
Missouri is cold in January and we have snow and ice mixed in from time to time. But Spring never waits long. As we pour over the garden seed catalogs we are excited to start planning for a spring garden. Getting my hands in some dirt brings me joy. We all need to find some joy and gladness. What are you looking forward to?