It was a good week away.
Last Monday, the girls and I packed up and headed north to my college roommate’s farm in Iowa. It was a week of respite—five days to reconnect with dear ones and recharge our batteries for the long road ahead at home.
We blended right in with my friend’s family, just as we have done for the last several summers. We celebrated her older son on his golden birthday (he turned 20 on June 20) and cheered as her mom turned 72 a day later.
There were puppies and kittens to pet, bikes and a horse to ride, friendly neighbors to meet and marshmallows to roast.
The older kids watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the younger ones bounced on the trampoline to their hearts’ content. We slept in an old farmhouse and ate delicious meals I didn’t prepare.
It was just what we needed—just what I needed.
My roommate and I discussed everything from my writing dreams to the retail business she is planning to open soon. We talked through tender topics that sometimes only surface after days of living side-by-side.
We encouraged each other, and it was good.
When the week was over, we left with full hearts.
Oh, and lots of pictures.
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