We went back to Blowing Rock again for a long week-end - and I'll post more pictures on that soon. For now though, here are some from our last visit.
My parents live on the side of a mountain. The view is amazing. I know you can only get a peek of it here, but you can probably see why hanging out on the deck is a favored spot in good weather.
Gathering at the huge farm table for games, meals and conversation.
I will miss this place and know that my parents will even more. I'm not even sure how to put this into words. My parents built this house and it has so many special, personal touches - from a library with bookshelves on 3 walls, (I would love a room like that) to a playroom with built in bunk beds.
Blessings by Laura Story. (Its beautiful if you have never heard it. Click on the title of the song to go listen to it.)
"The pain reminds this heart that this is not our home."
We can't always see the bigger picture. In truth, we have been richly blessed in many ways. Our memories of time in this house is a blessing. Given by a God who loves us completely. Even though changes are ahead, we know God is with us. He is near. I'm praying for my parents that they will know God's mercies with them as go through this change. We love you both!
I'm so thankful for my family. I'm thankful for the good memories I have of my life with them. I'm thankful for the lessons I've learned and how my values have been shaped by my family. I'm thankful to live close to my sister and parents. I'm thankful. When things overwhelm me or my emotions start mounting, I need to remember all that I've been given. Thank you God for the rich blessings of family!
In His Love,