While I am aware that I only write in this book to keep my memories fresh it always a great help when you get to be my age to have them recorded somewhere. Ah yes, with age, your mind has become somewhat cluttered with all things past and present – this will help me keep things sorted out a little bit for my own personal reasons. I know that I have long since forgotten some of the things that happened to me as young girl, however, occasionally, I do get a glimmer of those things that once were.
While I may not be staying in Thunderbluff as much as I once was, that doesn’t mean that I don’t long for the companionship of my old friends there which causes me some sadness. I have started going back home to see my friends and to visit with my youngest son, Tahfal. Poor thing is working himself into a frenzy with his studies – being a Light Walker is no easy task and requires a lot of study, dedication and sometimes a great deal of loneliness. I always thank the Earth Mother that he is my youngest son and one that looks very much like his sire. He has always been a gentle soul, a bit spoiled because he was just a baby when my husband I went on our fateful trip that changed all of our lives. Now, he’s a young man coming into his own, albeit, not the way that I had envisioned, however, it is his life to do with as he wishes – that has been the way of our clan for generations.
Nahai and I really did go ahead and pooled our resources and bought the farm next door to Naton and Mahamura. We’re still staying with them until we can get the proper repairs done on the house. I know that the land was really what we purchased, however, one would think that the price might have been lowered due to the fact that we can’t live in the house there. Oh well, we will get it done as soon as possible. We’re also still helping Maha and Naton with their farm as well as working on our own.
I can only speak for myself with any real assurance of not telling the truth as it is known to me. I know that I truly love Pandaria – it’s big, it’s open and the living is at a slower pace than it is in Mulgore. I don’t think that it will ever replace my feelings for my true “home” however, in my sunset years, it does seem to make life easier in this land. Oh, there are dangers here and there are many areas of the land that I have not ventured into yet.
Nahai and I have both enjoyed the plentiful herbs that are in this area of Pandaria. In only a few short hours we are able to gather what we would have taken a week or more to gather when we were at home. I know that both of us take joy in the flying, the freedom that we have to roam wherever we choose. I, for one, give thanks each day to the Earth Mother that I came to join m children here and for the safety that they seem to have here.
I have met so many people since I have been in Pandaria. They all seem to be happy here and even though there are still areas of conflict, the people seem to take joy in just living. So many young people and there are a lot of us older folks that are slowly filtering in as time goes on. I know that I have made many friends in the Valley of Four Winds with the Pandaren. They are a people that just take joy in living and enjoying every moment that they are given. I am sure that they aren’t too thrilled with the invasion of all of these folks from the other continents in Azeroth. I just hope that we don’t destroy more than what we putting into place – the farms, the forests are plentiful with everything that we all need to survive.
True, there are the Orcs that have taken it upon themselves to destroy as they go, as is their custom and history, however, most of us here try to repair the damage before it is too widespread. I would hate to see Pandaria get damaged beyond repair.
One of the things that I have noticed is that there seem to be more of the employees of Morningstar Enterprises showing up in the Valley of Four Winds. Rumor has it that the company is planning on opening up another warehouse in Pandaria so that we don’t have to ship our products to Silvermoon as often. I know that Maha and Naton are very excited about this too because they hated to take the time away from things here and having to travel to Silvermoon to turn their items in and to get paid. I wonder if little Zippie will be up here too? I like that little goblin because she is always so nice to me when I bring my herbs in for weighing and processing.
We may not have to journey to Silvermoon on business very often, however, that isn’t going to stop me from visiting home as much as I can because after spending as many years in Thunderbluff that will always be my true home.
I have taken it upon myself to visit with Dawnglory and his woman, Romy, so that I can play with their little girl. She is a bright and very intelligent little thing despite her smallness and being a Blood Elf. Little thing probably has more Tauren baby toys than most of her race, however, I know that Naton and Maha are constantly making her little things. I am working on a pair of little shoes for her now that will look lovely, a lot of beadwork and embroidery which I am sure that her parents will recognize the meanings of them. This is the first Elf baby that I have been able to spend as much time with and I will admit that I am enjoying it – if I can’t have grandchildren of my own, this little girl will at least be something that I can cherish. She may not be able to understand everything that is being said to her, however, she is bright enough to where she knows when people truly love her. Dawnglory has changed quite a bit from the man that we knew before since he became a Father and I will admit that I think it has made him a much better person for it – one little child has changed a lot of lives just by being born.