We have been so blessed to have much of our extended family live nearby. Our daughter and her family live only an hour or so away, our youngest son goes to college nearby, our oldest son lives just twenty minutes away. Both sets of our parents live very close by, meaning that our children grew up with grandparents around them.
We also have been blessed to have incredible friends around us. In 2013, our middle son passed away unexpectedly, and after that loss, we became cognizant of the incredible family of friends we have around us.
I also love our land, our gardens, our beehive, our chickens and alpacas, our fruit and nut trees, and our garlic beds. All of them give us sustenance or usable products, and all feed my soul.