by Texas Homesteader ~
Spring is a beautiful time to live in Texas. After the dreary season of winter, Texas puts out all her beauty for spring. The skies over our ranch are amazingly blue, the grass turns a vibrant green and bright yellows and dainty whites start popping out in bloom.
When our children graduated high school and went off to start their own lives they moved to different areas of the US. Most have come back to the land of their roots – Texas. Only one does not reside back in Texas yet but it’s a special occasion indeed when we can get them all in one place at one time just like the Good ‘Ole Days. Such a blessing happened recently.
The Whole Family Comes To Visit
The home we love was once again filled with the voices we love, the voices that nurture our spirits and speak to our hearts. There was the laughter of children and the good-natured ribbing of adults.
The day was beautiful and the weather was perfect to hang out around the pond. Of course the guys got some much-needed fishing in, our young grandson never passes up the opportunity to throw a line in the water. His attentive father gently teaches him the skill and patience necessary to be a successful angler.
The girls squealed gleefully as they went around the pond collecting pretty rocks, small flowers or who-knows-what-else. We all spent a good part of the day around the pond, it was the perfect setting for us to all reconnect.
When the sun sank low into the western sky a chill hung in the air – we all headed back to the house to continue our gathering in the warmth & comfort of our home. There we continued all the laughter and love that always surrounds our family.
Since our kids all live in suburban environments it’s lots of fun for them to come to the Homestead and play in the country for a bit. We love that we’re able to share this special part of our lives with them, and they know the door is always open and the Welcome mat is always there!
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What wonderful family time! Thanks for sharing with us.
Sounds absolutely blissful and what a beautiful setting
Absolutely Molly. It’s true what they say: Home is where the heart is and this piece of earth is certainly home for us. I love it when I can combine that with embracing the people that mean absolutely the most to me in the world!
This is a beautiful and you have a beautiful life. I admire and sometimes long for ranch living. I know that it is hard work but its a beautiful simpler lifestyle. My girls are horse-crazy right now and would love nothing more to live on a ranch with horse. Your grandkids are blessed. We have a family home in the country where the girls get to feed pigs, climb trees and sit on top of tractors so we do get a small piece of it when we visit my Dad. Great post!
Stephanie, you’re right it is hard work. But I’ve found that the simple lifestyle often means more work. Simplicity is hanging your laundry piece by piece on the line instead of throwing the whole blob into the dryer. Simplicity is prepping, planting, harvesting and preserving that garden instead of buying veggies at the store. Simplicity is raising cattle (and now CHICKENS) for a living instead of going into the office. Simplicity is certainly more work, but for us at least it’s so satisfying! 🙂
What a great reunion! Texas does look beautiful. My sister-in-law lives there, but I have never visited.
Visiting from the Barn Hop.
Vicki – Texas really IS beautiful, I absolutely love the spring season here. Fall can be brilliant as well, although I don’t get to enjoy fall at all because of some pretty wicked ragweed allergies!