“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I'd do. I'd go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I'd look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I'd just feel a prayer.” - Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables
I've discovered a few things about myself since moving away from all things familiar. I love going for walks in the woods, for one. It's seems like a secretive mysterious beautiful world amongst the trees. I expect any moment for Tinkerbell and her fairy friends to swirl around my head as I follow the paths ahead, some untrodden. Untrodden paths, not unlike the one that led us here.
I see wildflower after wildflower that I've never seen in person before. Everything is new. My favorite is the Queen Anne's Lace. I think of Diana tucking a sprig of the flower in Anne's hair telling her, "This is the very last of the Queen Anne's Lace for the summer." I want to introduce the kids to Anne, but I've been putting it off, because I know I will cry.
Emma and I come home with a nice hand-picked bouquet of daisies to make a daisy chain. My little Flower Girl. Four-year old Austin wanted to name her this when we found out she was coming. Flower Girl. We gave her the middle name "Rose".