And a woodpecker peck. And the sheep cry out for leftovers from their new friends. I can see wild turkeys in the distance impressing their love interests with their full-feathered strut. I can see the woods brimming with life and the field voles tempting the hawks that circle overhead. This place is beautiful, but oh, the sound of it. Most of you who know me know what sound can do to me -- it has the power to move me into a rage or in this case, to usher me into peace. It is completely silent here except for the sounds of things of God. I was prepared for the beauty, and the allure of the animals, and the quaintness of the carriage house, but not for the silence. Thank you, Father in Heaven, for knowing what I needed.
|We are renting a 1300 square foot Carriage House that sits a few hundred yards back from the owner's main house.|
|The openness of the property and views is breathtaking.|
|It's hard to give you a sense of the topography with pictures, but there are ridges and ravines and mountains in the distance -- all safe for the kids to explore.|
|Pulled this photo from Wikipedia. The Helderberg Escarpment is full of rocky cliff faces and makes for a beautiful backdrop for many Voorheesville homes.|
Sorry for the lengthy post, but I wanted to try to give you a sense of the place and our well-being. This rental property has been an unbelievable way to start our season of change. We have moments of tears and laughter in the same hour, but it's going to be okay. We are going to be okay. Please don't worry about us. God is speaking in the silence.