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All Roads Don’t Always Lead Home {We are learning that is ok}

I would have to admit that I am probably a little more (or a lot more) sentimental than my siblings. There is nothing good or bad about this but I do find myself affected differently than my siblings at times. When my parents sold the house we grew up in I was a wreck! I love connections to the past and places. Not surprising with my love of vintage items, history, art and traditions. They bought a small farm about …

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Can You Smell The Bug Spray?

Every year we head to Illinois to my parent’s farm for a few weeks. We headed home because we were needed this year…or maybe we just needed to be with people we love. This year our hearts were heavy because of the hurt that was back there….but we still found joy.  We still laughed.  We cried too…but having the children with us really helped. So even though we traveled to where the hurt was….we know there will be healing. I …