{A Memorable Reunion} Arkansas

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Reunions with family have a way of grounding me. While in Arkansas we made homemade ice cream on the same ice cream maker I used when I was 8. At night I slept beneath an oil painting of my grandmother, a strong silver haired woman who gave me my middle name. We spent time teaching my nephew how to fly fish on the same waters where I first learned how to roll cast. We watched old family videos and was reminded of my father's love for gardens, staying connected to the earth, and his appreciation for old things. We took hikes and collected peacock feathers and driftwood. My sister Jen made me laugh more than I thought possible and my cousin and aunt gifted me vintage Orvis flies and a turquoise bracelet that was my grandma's. Family can be hard and complicated sometimes but one thing I've learned is that restoration is possible. 
Thankful to be a part of this beautiful group of people.


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