Archive for September 20th, 2007

Little family

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

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The children and I standing in our current front yard (before it was a front yard) a bit more than 18 years ago. I’m holding baby Kayla, then the children from left to right are: Sarah, Michael, Laura and Philip.

Rick brought me to look at this property when Kayla was a little-bitty newborn babe. It was a fairly forested piece of property. Though it was wild, it had almost a park-like look to it. We both must have been very pleased with it, since we purchased it immediately, and then Rick set to work, building a home for us. He was working as a log home carpenter at the time. He would do that extremely demanding work all day, grab a quick bite to eat at a restaurant, and then come out to the property and keep working. I tried to bring the children out to the property fairly often so they could visit Daddy and see what he was up to. Once the basement was poured and the subfloor in place they figured the house was ready to move into, since it had a “roof”! I remember that they enjoyed riding their tricycles in that big, empty basement.

That all seems like it was an eternity ago, since the little ones in the photo are now grown up, and living in their own places! What a wonderful time it was, though, full of much hard work, but work to which I gave myself joyfully. I am blessed!