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Sunday, February 13, 2011

As You Wish

 A young girl commands the farm boy on her land to go chop wood for the fire.

Faithfully, he replies, "As you wish." 

After numerous bold requests, one day with great admiration she sheepishly whispers, "farm boy, fetch me that pitcher."

He turns straight to her and says with his eyes, 

"As you wish."

This Valentines Day, it makes 31 magical years that I locked eyes with the man that would always listen to my ideas, tell me if they were impossible, but with his actions always said,


We made our nest 14 years ago in an ordinary brick house where the vision for a serene homestead slowly became a reality.

And after months of shoving furniture into cramped quarters

and watching the construction workers brave the stillness of winter's bite

the portal into a new beginning

finally opened.

We have a long way to go until this

becomes this.

But the texture of worn beauty on the walls of a house

is hewn by days and nights filled with celebration

 and by coloring in your surroundings
  with the stamina to see the mélange
slowly form into one peaceful place of repose.

Happy Valentine's Day Ruben

and a splendid MONTH of celebration to all of my dear readers and friends!

I hope to be back with more pictures of our new living space as things take shape, but in the mean time, don't forget that

Photo Credits: Images of The Princess Bride -
Home contruction - Castles Crowns and Cottages