It has been a long hard winter full of loss and changes for our family. One of the hardest seasons ever in my entire life. However, I am glad to report that our baby son was not one of those losses.
After months of living in anxious limbo, unable to plan our life because of all the unknowns with our son’s health, our life seems to finally be breaking free into a more stable place. We are not waiting for the next procedure or the next surgery anymore. We are not traveling multiple times each week to specialists and doctors appointments hours from our home. We are not trying to figure out how to juggle hospital stays with kids at home, homeschooling, and the care of the farm animals. Spring has arrived and with it new hope and life.
But winter’s losses and events have left scars on our life and homestead. Many things are different around here, many the same. We had to make many hard decisions as we went through our journey and we tried to do what was best for everyone involved. Our homestead is transforming into a new form that fits our new life.
Along with those scars though, the homestead brought much healing to us through trying times. And for that we are so grateful. Something about the consistency of homestead life – the seasons and cycles of living on a farm that never change – brought stability to a very unstable time.
We are at the beginning of a new chapter here at Willow Creek Farm.