Deep country breaths...
It’s been a whirlwind since we arrived in Vermont. The first week we were here two great friends Sarah Hadden and Lisa Helmholz-Adams hosted two amazing events. I have written about the Period Party (to raise awareness of Feminine Hygiene needs) and The Feast of Venus event to raise money for Hunger Free Vermont. Both of these events were planned and executed by friends in our community who are seeing beyond their own needs, rallying troops, making epic things happen, with kind compassionate hearts. The next event I am looking forward to supports our local Summer Lunch Program. This program creates summer meals for children in our community who participate in the free lunch program. Think about this for a moment, kids who get free lunch and or breakfast at school….go on summer vacation… and those meals don’t exist anymore. I am so grateful for the wise souls who realized that there was a need, and created a program to fulfill those needs. It is a program very close to my heart and I look forward to hearing what they are doing and how we can help.
In the meantime I have been in the midst of time with our children and needlepoint adventures. HQ is being set up, packages arrive daily, and we are making some new dreams come true.
And in the meantime, I am taking in the sights, smells, and feels of being back in the mountains. Yesterday I needed to take a long drive through the country to deliver a very special package. I passed farms, and mountains, lakes, and lots and lots of horses and cows. I saw signs for local country events. Country stores dotted the roads, along with 200 year old steeples, and old stone walls. It was a visual feast of riches.
Deep breaths of mountain air fill my lungs.