This is why I wanted my children to experience the joy of running full out into a yard twice the size of a city lot.
This is why a cookout/campfire in the cool of the autumn is like nothing on earth!
This is why my children now know that nature is peaceful and can be quiet sometimes.
This is why we moved from the comfort of a quaint neighborhood, with friends living right next door....so that my kids could grow up next to their great-grandparents and so that they could grow up with the responsibility of caring for animals, and so they could FEEL what an isolated road is like.
I'm so glad we made this decision, although I fought it for a good long while. Now, I have no idea why I fought so hard. It was the best decision we ever made.