Fishing with Dad

Took my father with me up to the middle fork of the Willamette River. He brought his sketch book and I brought my fishing rod.

We both had fun

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Ratatouille

Last night I was able to make dinner completely with everything harvested from my garden.

Ratatouille:

Eggplant, zucchini, onion, garlic, tomatoes, thyme, basil.

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Baby Girl Turns 21

My youngest was a wonderful surprise 21 years ago. From pregnancy to birth she was the easiest birth of the three I had. From the time she entered the world till about age ten we were inseparable.

That dynamic changed with my divorce. There was a long spell where she was angry with me for the divorce. She opted to live with her father and my heart was broken. I have shared before so many tears, fears that she would never accept me again.

I had the best advice from a therapist I was seeing during that time. He advised me to give her the space and let her find her own peace. He felt it would result in a positive way. IT DID!! For the last three years we spend lots of time together. I have watched her blossom into a beautiful young lady. And now 21…sometimes there are lots of highs and lows but if you remain true with your unconditional love it turns out well.

BEAUTIFULMADDY

Dad and I.

MADDY AND HER BRO

Maddy, Polly, Kelsey and Maddy’s friend Kaleb.

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