Dad lining us girls out while trying to get him to make a decision as to what cowboy hat or cowboy boots to keep. Lots of keep piles and lots of give away piles, not so easy at times.

Where to begin

Going down memory lane a bit…..”Oh the way things were!”

Holding our Senior pictures, Mom is holding Tawnya’s picture…Tawnya could not be there, due to the loss of her mom inlaw…lots of prayers going out to sister and family right now.
A little squabble as to who gets what perhaps?
Again, a lot of going down memory lane as we went thru tubs and tubs of pictures.
Showin’ a little lovin’ with the girl’s….I do love these girl’s!
Again, a little bit of memories, as the cute young chicks that we were sitting on Mom and Dad’s fence.

A bittersweet weekend, the thing about earth is that everything is so temporary, nothing stays the same and there is always change. Even the seasons whether that be winter, spring, summer, or fall so it is with our lives.

This weekend my Momma and Dad are bringing in a new season and saying good bye to another. Us girls went over to help them move out of their home of 23 years. A home that we all love and cherish in our hearts. This is a place that my parents found tranquility when looking out their window to seeing deer out their back door, beautiful pelicans spending their time in the lake out their back door, or watching that bald eagle swoop down and catch that fish, or just enjoy their horses grazing in the field. I could go on and on, the wild life was endless, this is what brought mom and dad happiness here in this home.

I think the thing us kids and grand kids think of the most is our thanksgivings spent around their big antique table passed down from generation to generation holding hands and saying just what we were thankful for that season. It is always a time I looked forward to even the day after it was over for the next year.

There was lots of reflecting back, lots of laughs, lots of decisions, some tears, and a choice to look forward to knowing that the Lord has this all in His hands and that this is a positive and good move for all. Different yes, easy no, a new season to embark upon. Our Lord has His hand in all of it and for that we trust and have gratitude.

October 20, 2010 - 4:38 am

Shauna - Bittersweet but glad we took pics to remember. Any time spend with you is sweet even if it is going through “stuff”! XOXO Sista!

October 21, 2010 - 1:39 am

Big Fat Mama - Wow, 23 years?? You can tell from all the pictures and your words that lots of memories were made. But those last forever, right? Nothing can take away those memories!
Big Fat Mama

October 21, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Gina - Oh…. so true. It’s the thing I am so terribly bad at though… saying goodbye to a season and moving on. So hard!! This post is beautifully written, my friend. Sad though. I bet it was a very emotional weekend. Love to see all the great pictures of all you pretty girls, past & present.
Thinking of you!!

October 22, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Casey Martinez - Bittersweet for sure. Sweet for all the priceless memories you have in that home growing up with your sisters (all of you are so beautiful might I add!) and bitter like the ache of losing a dear dear friend. My family moved out of our home of 16 years when I was 19 and I think I was one of the only ones bummed. Maybe I’m more sentimental like that I suppose. What a gorgeous area by the way. Oh how I would love to take pictures there!! Praying for your parents and all of you as they too turn a new chapter in their lives by settling else where. Thanks for your sweet comment today by the way. Sometimes the best encouragement is just knowing that someone understands how I feel. Thanks!

October 23, 2010 - 4:09 am

Jasmine - The change of seaons can be bittersweet. Sometimes it seems so surreal; where did time go?

You have such wonderful memories and pictures. You grew up in such a lovely area. What a great place!!!

You touched me with your comment on FAR. Hands are such an incredible gift from God. I’m glad you obeyed God’s prompting. xox

October 25, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Jenay - Oh the fun we had…as kids and as grown ups “moving”. I love you my dear, and I am sooo thankful for your servants heart to move and take stuff into your home.

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