Memories of Granny and Papa’s farm
As I was writing the posts last week about our trip to Granny and Papa’s house, memories kept surfacing of the times we’ve spent there.
The memories for Matt go back to the beginning. He remembers when the land was just that, land, filled with trees and potential. He remembers the steps along the way to completing the house and Granny and Papa making the move out there. He has fond childhood memories of summer visits, playing in the creek, fishing in the pond, and walking in the woods. He always said he wished he could spend the whole summer at Granny and Papa’s instead of only a week.
There are also lots of memories that we’ve made there together. My first visit was just over 10 years ago. Matt and I had only been dating a few months, and he took me to meet his grandparents while we were in town for Spring Break from college. I fell in love with his grandparents and their place immediately and am very thankful that I’m still visiting a decade later and have so many good times to reflect on.
This was the place we were married. In the kitchen we ate chicken salad sandwiches as we waited for time for the ceremony. In Granny’s huge garden we were photographed with our families. Under a rose arbor we pledged our love for each other as we said our vows.
This was the place we made our first home. The first two months of our married life we lived in the little house on Granny and Papa’s property (originally built for Matt’s great-grandmother). We would come home in the evenings to find fresh picked tomatoes sitting on our back porch railing; we would go into the garden to pick corn from the stalk and blueberries straight from the bush. We would go down the driveway every Thursday evening to sit on the screened porch and chat. It was a special season in our life for many reasons, not the least of which was Matt finally getting to spend the whole summer at Granny and Papa’s house.
And now we have memories there with our children. Little standing beside the Christmas tree. A trip to play in the creek with her Daddy. Boo in Papa’s lap. Granny and Papa loving our children like they’ve always loved Matt.
I am thankful for all the memories we’ve created on the farm and especially with Granny and Papa. It is sad to see it go, but it will always hold a special place in our hearts.
so true! it is sad to see this “chapter” ending. beautiful post!
What a special place. So glad you were able to take your children there. Although they may not remember it, it will always be a special memory for you!
What a sweet post, and how special to be able to have our children as part of your memories there now, too.
oh jana..you made me cry..thanks for sharing your memories with us.
Thank you for starting my day off with tears!!