Back From Hiatus

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Greetings Big Sky Buckeye readers, fellow bloggers, and visitors!  I have returned to writing and blogging after a three-week hiatus. 

My recent journeys took me from the Buckeye state of Ohio to my native state under Montana’s Big Sky.  After being marooned for about 15 months, my travels seemed different in many ways.  Perhaps some of these observations will wander into my writings from time to time.

My wife and I traveled by car, and we covered the distance from Ohio to Montana in four days.  Taking our time allows us to stay rested and looking forward to each day.  We journeyed through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Much of our time was spent with my mother who has been recovering from the loss of her husband (my stepfather) as well as two recent surgeries.  My other siblings have also been stepping up to help out as well. 

We also enjoyed time with the rest of our Montana family with the exception of our youngest daughter and her husband (more about their amazing adventures in a later post).  Seeing our two other daughters and their families as well as my father filled in what limited time we had. 

For the first time, we were able to meet in the flesh our 18-month old grandson for the first time.  The pandemic has kept us at home until now.  It was wonderful to see our four other Montana grandchildren, ranging in ages from 16 down to 3.

Being away and busy, I just didn’t have time to keep on very many posts by other bloggers.  I am eager to catch up, and I promise to reply to all comments as quickly as possible.

As a writer, it will feel good to be “back in the saddle” once again.  Blessings to each and every one of you. 

19 thoughts on “Back From Hiatus

  1. Welcome back Richard !
    Sounds like you had a fantastic time away. What a blessing to catch up with your family in Montana. And the drive through all the places that you mentioned sounds wonderful. 😊

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  2. that sounds like a wonderful trip. how nice to see your family and to finally meet your grandson in person for the first time! I’ll be curious to read about your observations about the journey…

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  3. Welcome back, Richard! I’m so happy you had sad a wonderful time on the road, meeting your grandbaby for the first time, seeing so many other family members, and experiencing the “freedom” of the open road with such safe travels. I’m sorry for you loss. May you both have a blessed and wonderful Independence Day weekend. I’m so glad that as Christ-followers we know what true freedom means! Blessings and peace-Karla

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