We are fortunate to have My Hero's family close-by. They live on a large plot of land just outside of the city and it's always a treat to visit. Just a few weeks ago, I had a surreal moment. I was acting like a guy. I was able to shut my brain off and just be in the moment. The day was quite warm and we had ventured up the dirt road from my Father-in-Law's house to my grandfather's house. We sat underneath the shade tree with PawPaw and just talked. The pasture was full of corn, the horses were crunching watermelon rind near the barn, the dogs were panting as they lay in the grass...what a surreal moment. Trickles of rain fell from the sky, but the large, leafy tree provided protection. These are the moments you realize life is wonderful. I never envisioned this life for myself, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I married into the best family and am so much more blessed in this life than I imagined I could ever be.
(PawPaw's tractor. Dirt road to his house. Corn fills the pasture.)