After being away from my parents home and the home that first served as our weekend cottage since 6th grade--I'm always quickly filled with memories, peace and joy just by being 'here'.
It didn't take me long after pulling into the driveway to find myself sneaking to the front yard to catch a glimpse of the view that always calls me home. The water calm as could be--and beautiful as always, I found my place.
Just a few moments to myself, to reconnect with the Lake I love. Just a few moments to thank God for his beauty and for the opportunity to live in the place we do. Just a few moments to remember why I call this place home.
Because of the preparation for the tourist season here on the Lake I came home from Athens without Matt for a week or so to work for the World Next Door, a Fair Trade store in Lakeside, OH. I am quite sad to be away from Matt. This will be the longest we have been away from each other since being married. We are huge fans of being together--so not having him by my side each night is just no fun.
But I came home to a place I love. I'm with my wonderful parents. Spending sunny afternoons in the warm sun-room and taking moments to look at the beautiful view. Matt and I are really blessed to have been asked back by our previous employers for another summer. We are really lucky that my parents are thrilled to have our company for a couple months and I am beyond grateful that Matt is willing to call P.C. his home primarily for my sake :). He knows how much I love my parents and being back in my comfort zone. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to be home this summer with Matt and working with Ali. I'm so glad God had our plans figured out for us yet again.
I am so thankful to spend my summers in a place like this.