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bear with me, here.

June 9, 2013

there will be a point to this story,

but i tend to take my time getting around to making points.

first of all, let me just say how glad i am

that i did NOT write the intended blog post this morning

which would have been cryptic, cynical,

and laced with sarcasm.

it may have been witty (it was in my head, if that counts)

but it would not have been me.

it would, instead, have been anger and confusion speaking,

both of which are best left quiet.

it’s just that there has been so MUCH lately,

and i was at low ebb where i failed to see clearly

that so MUCH of that muchness has been good.

it was when i sat down at the computer to select photos

for this blog post that my perspective shifted,


so this is part A, a photo recap of what has filled our days

and, in many cases, our nights:





birthdays–  two of them in a week’s time,

both necessitating homemade ice cream.


summer plans for family mondays on the farm,

to include horses of course!



not necessarily limited to mondays, actually…



gorgeous sunsets.


an urgent culvert installation…

thank goodness i raised amazons.







the verdant countryside and dramatic skyscapes outside our door

to enjoy on evening walks.



the never-ending workload


juxtaposed against the tiny delights of baby bunnies

and the surprise of three rhubarb plants that were underneath the hay storage area.


it’s worth every bit of the work, and we all know it.

and tonight, as i went to take care of the chickens,

i saw this on the barn steps:



a fledgling robin, just out of the nest above,

found himself a protective companion.


and my heart melted just a little bit.

i promised you a point to all of this, which brings me to part B:

i have been present, but not present,

in the joys and delights of everyday life here on the farm.

i am under a cloud, a deep sadness.

my dad is not well.

after his stroke and subsequent rapid recovery,

he had some other health setbacks and is recovering in convalescent care.

he is making progress and regaining strength,

but it has been a tremendous blow.

being 1500 miles away is painful.

my dad and stepmom will celebrate 40 years of marriage on june 30.

we will be in california to celebrate with them.

to think that he will not be able to enjoy this momentous occasion at home is unthinkable–

i. can. not. bear. it.

and tonight i came to my senses and realized:  i believe in miracles!!

and i am inviting, requesting, you to help manifest one.

say a prayer, think healing and restorative thoughts, send best wishes–

whatever energy you can share is so very much appreciated.

help me bring my dad home where he wants to be more than anything.

thank you, from the bottom of my heart.


10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2013 5:31 am

    i’m with you on this one.


    • sassysistersink permalink*
      June 9, 2013 5:39 am

      really, thanks.
      i knew you would be.
      we need it.
      we appreciate it.

  2. Mary Liz Harte permalink
    June 9, 2013 8:37 am

    I am praying for your dad. Have faith that it is meant for him to come home. I love your blog and all the wonderful pictures of your family. I can’t wait to come and stay with you sometime soon. One more week here in Germany and by my 60th birthday, I will be retired. Love and miss you.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      June 10, 2013 7:59 pm

      thanks, mary. i do believe that it is meant to be.
      i’ve been thinking of you and your monumental move back to the states– i hope that everything has fallen into place and that you are happy to be coming home. i’m so thankful that i got to make visits to spend time with you there. now it’s time for you to come spend time with me here!

  3. Lori Dunham permalink
    June 9, 2013 1:36 pm

    consider your request done…
    big hugs….

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      June 10, 2013 8:01 pm

      thanks, MQ. i love having your support.
      i feel it!

  4. Sunny permalink
    June 11, 2013 11:37 am

    Praying. Heartily. Xo

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      June 11, 2013 9:51 pm

      love you, good woman!
      appreciate it so much!

  5. June 12, 2013 2:58 pm

    Your Dad has a lot of prayers going his way – I hope he continues to improve. I know what you’re feeling, too.

    I have to tell you as I’ve been traveling to BRE these last few weeks, I can’t help but smile when I go past the farm and see the kids out enjoying their morning grazing. I am so looking forward to relaxed mornings, too!

    Take care!

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      June 13, 2013 10:19 pm

      yes, with all of this positive energy going his way he is surely on the mend!!

      now that you no longer commute all the way to BRE I hope you’ll at least come this far for one of those leisurely mornings!! let’ plan on it.

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