I love trimming the vines back from the stream every spring and fall, standing in the cool water on a hot day while I slowly get covered in mud. I love the bleeding hearts. I love the quiet by the pond, and I loved sharing a silence with Gram in the mornings as we watched the yard wake up, the sun warming our faces. I love the way it looks in the snow. I love the views of Mt. Olympus and I love that my parents designed the house to take advantage of the natural beauty surrounding us.
I love the memories I have there. I love that growing up I spent weekends with my parents working the dirt and learning about the garden. I love the fact that our house is everyone's house; that my parents welcome anyone and everyone in need of shelter, food, or love. I love that our family has grown to include people from all over the world because of this house. I love absolutely everything about it.