the Bennett Farm

My brother reached out to me on my birthday earlier this month. This was a big deal since we dealt with my mom’s mental illness and death in very different ways.

He has a farm now and seems really happy. I mean really happy, like I have never seen him before… ever. That, more than him reaching out to me on my birthday, made me so happy. He has goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, a pond with fish. He has a less stressful job and has a great relationship with Sam.

Our visit was not awkward in any way. He smiled and hugged me as we walked into his house.

Check out some pics from our visit.

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Check out the Sams hanging out with the baby goat born last week.

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The Tom turkey.

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Samantha FREAKED out when she saw Kevin’s new skill of taxidermied animals. Not because they freak her out, but instead because she would KILL for a raccoon like this one after listening to Furiously Happy with me. That book will always be special between us. Maybe Uncle Kevin can make her one for her bday????

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Then the strange, connectedness moment. I showed Kevin my bird tattoo. Then he showed me the bird he bought the day he spread my mom’s ashes at Old Salem.

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The birds were the same. There are no coincidences. We are all connected.

All to say, a great visit and relationship repaired. My heart is happy.

Kristan

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