New Life

Oona Pearl Morris

Hannah Sutton

Sleeping porch

I tried to line these pictures up, but obviously I am technologically challenged. I uploaded them so that I can share some of the the wonder of this Easter weekend. On Good Friday I met my new friend, Oona Pearl, daughter of RB and Karly in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is 6.6 pounds of heaven. Everyone around her is in heaven. I spent Friday and Saturday in heaven with Oona.

Easter Sunday, back on the mountain, I got to take my neighbor Hannah Sutton for a long walk through the woods. Hannah is almost three, and she is a talker. We were gone for quite awhile and to our great surprise when we got back home the Easter Bunny had come! Neither of us expected it. He left colored eggs hidden everywhere. As it turns out, Hannah is a very good hunter. She found every one of the eggs he had hidden. When I left their company she was flying her first kite.
I came home to set up the new screened-in porch that my friend Eli built for me last summer. I got to sleep in it through the fall before the long winter took over the mountain. Tonight, Easter night, I get to start sleeping in it again – to be outside in pure cozy comfort while looking at the stars, listening to the animals and owls in the woods, being right there when the birds wake up in the morning. I was even visited by a huge bear last fall. She came right up on the porch and stared in through the screen at me as I sat up in bed to look at her. It was a memorable visit. It’s heavenly to sleep indoors and outdoors at the same time. Easter is an auspicious day to begin it again.
Happy spring and new life to everyone!

2 Responses to “New Life”

  1. Pieter Says:

    That’s an amazing story about the Bear… I can just picture you sitting up, blinking with gratitude and that amazing innocence and knowing you have.. Surely the Bear recognized you as a kindred spirit, in this world but not of it. Ho!

  2. Tayria Ward Says:

    How about those babies too? And my sleeping porch. You’ve never seen it. These mountains still love you and want your visits.

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