Missing Micah

Missing Micah

Yesterday my youngest brother left - he's moving to Montana. I'm so proud of him for making the leap and I'm really happy for him because I believe it will be a great change for him, but oh, how we'll miss him! He's such a ray of sunshine in all of our lives - silly, sweet, smart, strong (and smelly, I feel compelled to add, since he's our favorite sibling to pick on - lucky him!).

As the oldest of nine kids, I can't really imagine how it feels to be the youngest but I'm guessing it's hard to fully come into your own as an adult when you're surrounded by people who think of you as the babiest baby of the family. Micah's always been very much himself and he's certainly grown up into a wonderful and independent young man but I imagine living over a thousand miles away from most of his family will prove a truly defining experience in his life.

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I'm Baaaack...Although Not Better Than Ever

I just need to preface this post with a note that the post before this one didn't actually publish until I published this one, so I thought it was gone for good. I'm much too tired and cranky to redo this one to make sense after the last one, so you'll just have to deal with it. Oh my goodness, what a month. Moving is crazy! The physical labor was bad enough, but then having to inform everyone of our new address and phone #, and worst of all, new email address put me right over the top. I swear one of these days I'm going to move to a remote island and cut off all communication with the outside world except for immediate family and a few friends and just grow my own produce and hang around. I know farming isn't easy, but I can pretend, right?

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