Well, it certainly has been awhile. So much has happened in the last several months, I don't know quite where to begin.
I do know we are blessed with many chapters in Life. They come and go, some only mildly different from the last or the next, and some that feel like volumes all on their own.
This is one of those chapters for us. We are in a new land, a new community, a new home.
We were sad to say goodbye to our farmhouse - especially the garden as our plants seemed most vulnerable. And the task of packing up our house was an arduous one. It began very organized but in the end, things were thrown into boxes in complete exhaustion.
Most of our things are still in boxes as the majority of our belongings have gone into storage. But it is surprisingly just fine with us as there is an overriding comfort in the realization that we are home.
We have rented a lovely little cottage to hold us as we explore the region and decide exactly where we’ll settle.
I have to say that I have moved several times in my life and I am constantly amazed at how the familiar comforts of our day-to-day are so quickly replaced by new comforts. The habits we once knew become shy memories that feel long ago, and the rhythm of the new place starts to feel like it's been a constant all along.
We feel blessed to be embraced by our new home, and are reveling in the daily discoveries of our new surroundings.
I hope that everyone has had a splendid summer. Although there are a few weeks left in the season, I feel as if there has been a shift in the light and air these last few days. I opened the door this morning and took a deep breath. Fall is near.
Beautiful, resplendent, cozy Fall.