To the family: If you'd like to take a walk down memory lane, and not too awfully long ago, click on the link on the left, "January 2005" and scroll through the photos of the family we took at the farm that New Year's Day. There is one image especially impressive of the family all together on the steps of the farm house (a few images down) of Aunt Oma Grace and Uncle Ed setting in the rockers, along with Mary Ann and Larry and a host of us on the front porch of the farm. Neat to see today. I'm so very proud I started blogging that holiday in the living room. I'll never forget it. I thought, "how silly and crazy to commit to doing this with my busy schedule"... but today, in hindsight, I'd take nothing for every post. And I'll keep posting. You don't have to come often, and there are weeks and maybe months that I don't post much, but I will eventually post when I feel like posting:-) (now there's a Walters' attitude:-).
We are so blessed as a family. We've have quite the heritage. My parents and extended family, although they didn't all believe the same from a spiritual point of view, nor did they necessarily live the same... some were country folk and some city folk... but they were all workers. And cooks. And fine people. Upstanding citizens of the United States of America. Some were proud military men that I'm proud of. I'm proud of our heritage and plan to uphold it and model it in my life.
In these short five years, our family has been blessed with 5 grand children... Brody & Caroline (Amber's), Jack, Grey and now Annie Jane (Molly). All unique characters for sure. All smart. All a blessing in a special way all their own. And I love them all.
This last year saw the loss of Larry and Mary Ann Walters. My goodness, how I sorely miss them. This Thanksgiving there was a hole. And, an empty chair at the fire pit. I couldn't hardly go out there without looking for Larry in that Coastal Flow jacket drinking a cup of coffee, and watching the kids and fire. He always asked how and what I was doing. I'll forever miss them!
"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." James 4:14
I'm ready. You?
November 26, 2010