Dear reader, I am at a rare loss for written words. It would be difficult to articulate my delight and wonder at the comments you left on the previous post...I had no idea! No idea there was a secret society of quiet (in your own way), observant girls out there with so many shared characteristics and traits.
I wish I could respond to every comment and email. They were so eloquent and personal...I hope you will understand the dilemma I find myself in of hardly having enough time for Tollipop as it is. I wish you could know how something from each comment touched kindred ground with me, made me interested to know more, made me a little nervous at how incredibly generous you are in your view of me (we all know no one is perfect or even remotely so, right?), and filled me with happiness to know we are sharing the same planet.
Thank you for that.
We spent a lovely weekend up in the mountains of southern Utah. It was rather cold, which made it all the more snug and cozy. I love visiting ranch supply stores to give my city slicker girls a look at farm life, to witness the accoutrements of my childhood.
It could be the dead of winter and we'd still stop for shaved ice.
Throughout the weekend we talked about freedom, about love of country, about remembering those who made such great sacrifices for this cause and about the duties of a citizen to maintain liberty, both in a personal way and in a broader sense. I hope I can always inspire within my girls' hearts and minds the significance of these things. I hope they will have love in their homes, love for their community, country, and all nations.
Just love in general. Isn't that what makes the world go 'round?
Well, that and the sun's gravitational pull.
And chocolate. Whatever you do, don't forget the chocolate.