The following is a social media open letter message to my Iowa stomping grounds wonderfully written by a recent visitor and one of my newest friends, Tammy Huerter Walrath.
Glad you enjoyed your stay, Tammy.
You're welcome back any time.
For helping me slow down to catch my breath in my over-scheduled life and enjoy just being present.
For catching fireflies with my girls and watching them experience them for the first time.
For the cool mornings to run among the corn and rolling hills in quiet.
For meeting an amazing group of men that my husband has been friends with since birth, and sharing many laughs and stories with them.
For crafting with Granny and telling funny stories with Poppy.
For going to parks, frolicking outside, playing tag, listening to birds and blowing bubbles with my girls.
For being surrounded by a loving family that I inherited by marriage and am happy to call my own.
For catching up and laughing with family and friends who stopped by the house.
It wasn't a glamorous vacation to an exotic island or the mountains, but it was one to a small town that holds much more charm, beauty and love.
Until next time.