Early this morning I walked to the local community Airstrip. I grew up living next to a Seaplane Base, and my Dad also had a floatplane. I spent much of my childhood around the base. I find the sound of small planes, soothing. I took some images along my walk. . To share. Rest Well. Good Night xo
When your four year old is sick and sits down next to you, gently placing his hand inside yours. 39 degree temps and congested. And when your child who usually has the energy of perpetual motion is just sitting down curled up in a ball on the couch, it makes your heart break. Moments like this are precious - not the sick part - the being there for your child as a hand to hold, a comforting presence by their side. The moments, too, when their hands still fit inside the cup of yours. It happens faster than you think it will, and then one day they're grown. Yes, we're still in our pyjamas and the house is a mess, but my boy wants to hold my hand and I'm not going to give that up. #thisisthereallife#tellitlikeitis . . . To help support his immune system and encourage wellness, we're rubbing Thieves and Tea Tree on his chest regularly and he's enjoying a shot or two of NingXia Red. When his temp won't go down we're using paracetamol to make him more comfortable and resting as much as possible.
Tonight I was able to spend the entire night with my father. Just us, canning beets. I've always loved spending time with my father but I was extra happy when he taught me this little craft last year! It is now something I truly look forward to! One of the things I love most about my father is that he is the hardest working man I have ever known. This man wakes up at 4 am is in his garden by 5:45 working - works all day at his real job and comes home to do more work around his small farm. This is his life, the life he wants- the life he has chosen. He lives for this kind of work, he is dedicated to this life, a simpler life in a sense- but a hard work kind of life. This man has taught me everything about appreciating the little things in life. He's not only hardworking, but he is honest, has dedicated his life to his family, being there for his friends, his town, and his church. He does so much every single day- and is always putting others before himself. I am so lucky to call him my father. Truly blessed to have him by my side- always. A constant.