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My fifth wedding anniversary is coming up, which means I haven’t lived on my family’s farm for five years. But somehow it still feels like home whenever I go back.
cloudsWhat is it about where you grew up that still feels so familiar and natural? 

I love the wide open spaces and being able to see the sunsets. That’s something I’ve missed so much since moving into town.

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About an hour before sunset, the light changes and makes everything come alive.

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Even simple fences and pastures suddenly become filled with color and detail. 

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I’m thankful that, while my home is now with my husband, we are still able to visit my family and enjoy our times together.

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Isaiah loves visiting the farm, too!

 

Rachel Gnagy

Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, coffee lover, and book nerd. She and her husband, Samuel, have four precious children, two boys and two girls. Rachel is a work-from-home-mom, running a small photography and graphic design business. She has been writing for Her View From Home since 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women. http://www.inscribedphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InscribedPhotography

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