As I slid between "my" white cotton sheets Sunday night, and let the comforter fall around me - it was instantly I began giving thanks.
Our Sunday road travel was shadowed by His protection, more than my eye could see,
all the tight hugs we received, small talk & big talk, family time, fun game-time, laughter, gifts, first-time seeing babies,
the abundant & flavor-filled food, friends and relaxation.
The list continues.....
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights,
with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.Jas 1:17
sharing with you & remembering for myself
when we arrived on Saturday, the 21st we witnessed
~a special uniting of two hearts~
our very first time to sit on bales of wheat straw at a wedding
The grooms cake request was filled to his liking....
Red Velvet Armadillo Cake
(remind you of the movie "Steel Magnolias")
wedding location wasn't far from where the movie was filmed
our oldest showed his hospitality by allowing us to relax at his place
(of course MOM has added a few touches in the decor)
Be sure to enjoy the view out the windows,
while the guys hunted, I lounged in the pj's drinking my coffee.
the leaves were still trying to hang on
~this was the front view ~
the squirrels were busy eating the acorns
but, Monday morning I opened the blinds
to find this one of a kind view
these oreos apparently love the acorns, too
on Sunday we worshipped where we joined hands & hearts
24 years ago & our boys were baptized.
The sanctuary was already being prepared for the
Hanging of the Green.
This is one Christmas Tradition, I dearly miss.
the guys took a break from duck hunting
and gave Mom a carwash for her birthday :-)
don't these three look like they could produce
their own duck-hunting video???
Dad's holding the treasures.
The last night we were there,
we met friends (we had not seen in six years) in a nearby town.
A wonderful meal was shared,
enjoyed the Christmas lights together
and the children as well as the adults were awed with the fireworks.
HOME SWEET HOME!
I've been praying the Lord would help me make our location
feel like "home".
I received text messages this past week,
while away from friends here.
Giving me affirmation the
Lord is working.
A long-time friend shared something with me one time -
"it takes alot of shared experiences, to develop relationships & friendships"
Okay, long post today, I enjoyed reminiscing!
We arrived back on Sunday,
I was in the courthouse early Monday for Jury duty,
I was "free to go",
but not freed from the duties of housework.
I want to get this duty out of the way
so I can have fun
"decorating for Christmas".
I'll be visiting with you this week and will take another short break from posting,
until everything is in order here.
Thank you all for your sweet & many comments.
The birthday & anniversary wishes were so kind.