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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

HOME.....

Good Morning my dears... How are you all?  You probably thought that I had left for parts unknown, eh?  I know you have been very patient with me trying to get  back to normal...lol... I think most of you who read this blog also check my other one Primitive Lace so you know that we have moved back home.  At least through the week and then back to the cottage for the weekends.. So today, I am HOME..    
When I was a young wife and mother I would say that I could move where ever Terry would want to go.. I would have been content.  You see the most important earthly things I had... my husband and children... would have been with me... 
But as the years pass the house where you raise your children and love your husband and family takes on a different meaning.. It really bacomes Home to you in your heart as the wife and mother... Oh, I know sometimes we move and all is well because we love the new home but this is how I feel about this place where I call Home...

When we are at the cottage it is all lovely but when it is time to come Home... (as Terry and I both said yesterday on the way here... ) it is time.

I love Home because...
 Here there are memories of when all three kids slept under this roof...Times of when my family sought God in their own ways in their own rooms or down beside me at the couch...Of times when God anwered our prayers in small ways or great...  Memories of when we all five worked together as  a family to put in the winter's  wood.. (I made the food and they put in the wood and I made the food...lol..)
 How we would put on a nice dinner for ourselves or for company...The saying of Grace by someone...  Here is where the kids brought their friends and stayed up till all hours..Where they ran in after school with their bookbags and coats and all talking as they came in.. Where Shonda and Trevor would have to walk Dustin to school because he would go partway and then come back..lol... The wonderful holidays that we had... Also the time of sorrow of losing my dear Dad...Then Terry's parents .. But the memories are also here of them visiting and laughing..
 The times of getting ready for church and the tape recorder blasting out gospel music as the kids all shared the same bathroom... 
Of when they each got ready to go to College and then to marry and move out to begin their own families.  Then of them bringing their precious ones Home to see us... 
Many years ago Terry told me that someday he would see me come through the French door to the familyroom and I would be an old lady...lol... Well, dear.  I think the time has come....lol....  This house is still Home to me... 
Yes, I have wanted to remodel my kitchen and change things but this place contains something that I love...Precious memories... 
These feelings do not  come in a moment but in a matter of time... It takes time to build these memories with your husband and children... Sure, there were times when I would have loved to walk out the door and slam it, too. lol ..  But I would not have been gone long..My blessings from God were back here in this house and I would have returned... 
I know that some homes are not like this... The love and fellowship between the Lord and the family don't exist... It is so hard to build a home when there is no God and no love... But if you would seek Him and put Him in the centre and yield to His Will it will  work out in time.... 
Yes, I guess I am very glad to be back Home....
I have been busy cleaning and other things...
Gathering these from the bush out in the back yard to arrange around the house and perhaps make a wreath today....
Putting up some Italian tomato sauce... This is so good and so versatile.. You can use it for pasta, pizza or even make a lovely Cream of Tomato Soup with it..
                                                    Yesterday, Terry helped me slice up a pumpkin to make Pumpkin Ginger Preserves.. I will let you know how it all turns out today... They sound good... You have to let them sit for 12  hours...
I also need to dry some herbs and I have pails of pears....

I love this time of year when there is so much potential out there for doing..

So,  for the next while I hope to be posting about ...
Nesting....

Have a wonderful week girls and take care of your families..Appreciate these moments of hectic life because they pass all too quickly...

Thank you to the new followers of The Blessed Hearth and I hope you will find something that will be a blessing to you....

Praying for you..
Faye.. 

Oh, I can post the recipes for the above if anyone is interested.....




4 comments:

  1. Welcome back home - I don't think I have posted on your blog before, but I just had to tell you how touched I was by your words today about home/family - nearly brought me to tears (especially with Casting Crowns playing in the background). I thank you for sharing these thoughts, as we sometimes get too busy to really appreciate all we have. God bless dear.

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  2. A really lovely post Faye. You have touched a chord...I love the sense of closeness in your family and I pray the Lord will help me raise my family up to love and serve Him.
    Somedays we could all slam the door on the way out but there's no place like home, until we see our heavenly home.
    God bless
    Christine

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  3. You took me back as you described the kids growing up in your home and all of those precious memories you shared as a family. How I miss my kids being young and everything that entailed! Photos are very inviting!Yum!
    Jackie(Louisiana Bayou Lady)

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  4. Welcome HOME Faye, this was a very touching post. THanks, Love ya!

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