Monthly Archives: April 2012

Determination (includes a challenge to the Home-Schoolers following this blog)

I have been reading my husband’s letters and growing increasingly awed by him.  He has endured climate changes (like going from sleeping where there is snow on the ground to wearing shorts due to the heat), hunger, pain, loneliness, and exhaustion … Continue reading

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The Peace of Wild Things

“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests … Continue reading

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Listen To Your Mother or Night-Hiking

I just got off of the phone with Mr. Bob.  He is a delightful man who lives in Frankfort, KY not very far from our home in Lexington.  He had, in his own words, “encountered” Christian on the trail recently … Continue reading

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Hiawassee, Georgia

I heard from Christian today.  Even though he walked around town back home in Kentucky in his replacement boots for several weeks before he left, and despite the fact he purposefully purchased them one half size larger, his shoes are now too … Continue reading

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Reunited, And It Feels So Good….

Thank you so much for being patient for the next blog installment.  I have been so busy preparing for the trip to see Christian that I have not been able to blog for the past 5 days.  But, it finally … Continue reading

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A “Typical” Day On the Trail

I can hardly wait for this weekend when I get to see Christian!  He has not been gone a month yet, but we are both losing track of days. I feel like he has jumped into the parallel world of … Continue reading

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On Bears Bags, Water, and Pesto…

Last year at this time Christian and I were preparing for our first garden together as a married couple.  We’d had a plot in a wonderful Community Garden the year before while we were engaged.  I would drive over to … Continue reading

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