Walking Among the memories

My daddy passed away June 13, 2021, of liver cancer. He wanted to be at home with family, and except for one night in the hospital, he was able to have the comfort of our love, prayers, and concern. He was such a kind and caring man, and always had this amazing way of making each person he met feel special. I like to say, “He never met a stranger!”, and he didn’t. Wherever we went, when I was a kid and even as an adult, all kinds of people knew my dad. We moved around a lot because my dad was a Baptist Minister and he and my mom went to churches to help them through church splits, regrowth in the Lord, and to grow in number. But, in all the states we lived, hundreds of people knew and loved him.

He worked every single day for 50 years to led people to the Lord. He also, every day, studied the bible and wrote out the sermons the Lord gave him. He knew so many bible verses that I do believe he had the entire bible memorized. He had yellow lined paper that was his favorite to write on. I can still picture him sitting at his desk, pen in hand.

He had funny stories of his younger years and would tell them to us all the time, and even though we knew what was going to happen next, he still had us laughing so hard. His laugh was booming and I miss it. I miss him, and I look forward to being with him in heaven one day. But, for now, I will just keep lovingly walking among the wonderful memories I have of my daddy and how proud I am of him. :)Jen

Along a Fence row

Last year, 2020, we enjoyed Honeysuckle-Peonies-Knockout Roses-Queen Anne’s Lace. This year is different. Although we still have a lot of natural and planted beauty, the weather seems different. The featured photo shows what I believe is Passion Flower, but this year unfortunately, she might be a late bloomer. Whether it was cooler Spring mornings, and that we just stepped in to Summer, but it is almost as if I feel and smell Autumn nearby. Maybe the Passion Flower will show her gorgeous self as she walks in with Autumn. 

Small Farm Wedding Anniversary Party

Last year we had a Small Farm Wedding Anniversary Party for my parents! They celebrated 57 Years!

The very first thing I say when I see these photos is, “I am proud of my parents. I am proud of them for weathering through the good times, the great times, but also the rough times in their lifetime together!”

My husband and I gave mom and dad a very special day at home. We wanted them to be able to look out at the Beautiful Autumn Foliage. Listen to soft music, hear us working together in the kitchen. To feel our love for them as we ate, laughing and talking.

We decorated with Fall Leaves, Pumpkins, Candles, and Special Dishes passed down through the times from family and their wedding presents. We gave them a delicious and enticing Fondue Party! More than anything in the world, we wanted them to know they mean the world to us and we are very thankful for them. 57 Years Married to your best friend is Definitely worth telling everyone about!