It’s ridiculous to take a short getaway, but guess i feel stressed and boxed in, so i left Monday afternoon – not really having any schedule though i did have some places i hoped to explore.
Tallgrass native prairies grasses grow as tall as my head.
After a hot afternoon of hiking at the Preserve, the next morning was greeted with a freeze warning – no different than Missouri!
On my way home, i discovered a farm run winery. I think it is important to support other farmers and ranchers by purchasing their good products. This one also provides a lovely wedding and reception venue.
Mercy me! What happened to June!!! Busy month for us, but the biggest event by far was that our youngest son is now married to a wonderful farm girl from Iowa. They are now settling into life together in a small place outside Des Moines. It’s a bit of a drive to her work and he works at home remotely for the same outfit he worked for in Parkville, MO. Although they’ve never lived together, they say that after only three weeks, it just feels normal. Even the pastor who married them commented to me that they may be the most suited for one another couple he’s ever married. They both love God and serve Him by teaching youngsters and reaching out to international students when they were each in their respective universities. In fact, it was through their involvement in the non denominational on-campus Christian ministries that they met. God is good all the time.
It’s a huge adjustment for me that my baby is married – that gives us moms a different position in their sons’ lives and it’s tough to accept, but it’s a good thing. Her parents and sisters and extended family are our family now and we could not be more blessed.
I still cry, but hey, that’s just the reality of it. I’m happy for all of us, but the realisation that so much change is and has been and the years just simply flying by and getting old, and, and, and…..