Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Time to start...

I have been planning on starting this project for a long time. I have thought and rehearsed what I would be writing. Things change when the empty editor is staring at you from the screen, though.

So, what is this all about? What's the deal with a nerd in the country, anyhow?

Well, one of the things I will be doing is chronicling what happens when you take a computer programmer (wannabee engineer, actually), a pediatric registered nurse, and three roudy boys, and allow them to escape from Detroit and land on a nice, little ten acre parcel in the middle of Michigan.

Mayhem ensues, to be sure. Calmness happens, too. Roosters crow in the morning. The leaves rustle, and traffic noises are too far away to be an issue. If our youngest boy wants to go out and play, we don't have to worry about traffic, nosey neighbors, or strangers with bad intentions.

And you can't beat the view.

We have had many dreams put on hold, but the Good Lord has seen fit to bring this one to life. One month, we were visiting my parents' cottage and wishing we could stay longer, and the next month, we were looking for property up here. When God wants it to happen, you need to hang on, do your part, and enjoy the ride.

When Mary was growing up, she liked horses as much as any young girl. As a city girl, she never dreamed that she would some day actually be able to get one.

Dreams do come true.


Blogger Yoda Mamma said...

Awesome! You'll love blogging, just "talk" through your fingers and you will be surprised at how many people are interested and read!

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mary,
love your horse,God has really shown you how much He loves us all, all His wonders all around... (and the stress that goes with it....)
have decided to stay in Australia, hate to fly, and get sea sick, but your family sounds really blessed.
Great job Ray, have read all now, love the way you write..

4:33 AM  

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