“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made in the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
It is with a full heart that I write this blog post acknowledging my husband, Dan, for his generous contribution to this year’s Soles of Love in the Garden.
Meadow Branch Farm was the land that his late parents, Maynard and Betty Gaver, called home. Located just eight miles from our current residence, it will become our new forever home by the end of this year and the site for future Soles of Love in the Garden parties and other philanthropic efforts.
The Cape Cod-style house was built in the early 1950’s after Dan’s maternal grandfather sold the farm across the road where his mother, Betty, was born. His parents then moved into the home in the late 1970’s. It was a place filled with love, laughter, meals, and memories until their passing a few years ago. For many years, all of Betty and Maynard’s grandchildren (and great grandchildren) experienced life “on the farm.”
As the renovations to Meadow Branch Farm continue, it is our heartfelt wish that we are able to honor their legacy, while creating a space that captures our vision for the future. We hope to build a place that is filled with the character of Main Street but different. We look forward to sharing the results of this transformation with you in years to come.
What gift does Dan hope our Soles of Love children recieve?
Never lose the exploration and inquisitiveness of a child. Be a lifetime learner/doer and you will never be bored!
I know we won’t.