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Wishing you a most Blessed and Happy Mother's Day

Written by Sue, Sunday, May 11, 2014            warm, sunny, temps. high 80's

~My Mother's Hands~

Several years ago as I was sitting by my mother, I just happened to glance at her hands, there they were all proper and prim so well manicured, with shinning gold and diamonds rings.I also noticed that at age 80 her veins were more prominent as her skin was thinning and I could see a few age spots too! I remember thinking of how beautiful her hands were, I also thought of all the things those loving hands had done for me over the years....

Mother was the first to feel my body move as she was carrying me,and one of the first to hold me, as a newborn her hands fed me, bathed me, and dressed me. When I was a child  I had very long strawberry blond hair, most days she french braided my hair, and  at night she would unwind my hair and brush it. Many times, when I was sick those precious hands would touch my forehead to see if I had a fever, while praying over me and she would administer medicine as well as taking care of my cuts and bruises.

Those hands washed my clothes using a wringer washing machine as well as using a scrub board. Those hands have made many meals for me, So many times I can remember sitting beside her and her hand would rub my shoulder or she would reach for my hand. 

In high school I wanted to enter our school's annual beauty pageant, we didn't have a lot of monies back then, as military personal weren't well paid, so no money for a gown, while in Korea my dad brought back some beautiful brocade material and I can remember coming home from school one day and seeing this beautiful green brocade material laid out on the floor, my mother was kneeling and  cutting out my evening gown, it turned out so beautiful, I still have that gown somewhere in a trunk.

Many times  I have seen those hands thumbing the pages of her Bible and have walked by her closed bedroom door hearing her pray. She has always walked the talk!
As a young bride my mother's hands helped me with getting my first home established, and as a new mother, who knew absolutely nothing about taking are of a baby, those same hands taught me how to care for my baby while she was holding him.

She has been my food preservation buddy for many years, and still is.

Many times in my life those loving hands have held me while I cried until I could cry no more, all the while I was crying those hands were patting me on the back, as she was softly praying in such a gentle way, that at times I thought it was the hand of the Lord comforting me, actually those were His hands. Even at my age she can call and just by the sound of my voice know all is not right, she then will ask"what's wrong?" I might say, "nothing", she says "that's not true, I now something is not right." And so on it goes until I fess up!

I am so blessed to have my mother still with me, Lord willing, I will see her today, and once again I will look at those beautiful hands,and remember all that she has done for me, and give "Thanks".  She also has such a special fragrance about her, and a smile that lights up a room, I truly believe it is the fragrance of the Lord, I will always remember her scent,and her smile!
Dear Friends I know that as we celebrate our Mothers today there will be a void in some of your hearts, I will be thinking of you and praying for you.
Wishing you a most blessed and Happy Mother's Day,
Sue
Proverbs 31:29~ "Many women do noble things but you surpass them all."
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~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

I truly believe that God wants us to have a safe haven to come home too, a place we can claim as our own,... just like us, homes come in all shapes and sizes if love is there it is our home.., if our things are there it is our home. When we add our own personal touches, it is our home

Home is a place we can go to when the storms of life are raging. I often listen to the wind and rain when it is coming down hard and am reminded of the safety of our sheltering home. It is the one place that we control what and who comes in, (well,most of the time. lol)

Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

So why this blog?....
I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever, and I might add a joy, as our lives are always changing.

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